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Sign in to Office 365


Topic Last Modified: 2012-03-22

As an administrator of your organization, you sign up for Microsoft Office 365 for professionals and small businesses for yourself and your organization on the Office 365 sign-up page. During the sign-up process, you are asked to set a new domain name and create a user ID for your account. You use this user ID to sign in to Office 365.

If you are not an administrator, an administrator adds you to the account and creates a user ID for you to use whenever you sign in to Office 365.

Sign in to Office 365

  1. Go to the Office 365 sign in page.

  2. Type your user ID and password. If you can’t remember your password, click Forgot your password? for instructions.

    If your user account was created by an administrator, you were given a temporary password. When you sign in to Office 365 for the first time, you are required to change your temporary password before you can access the services.
  3. If you want to be able to close your browser window and remain logged in to Office 365 until you sign out, select the Keep me signed in check box.

    • If you select Keep me signed in and then sign out of Office 365, you are prompted to re-enter your password the next time you sign in to Office 365.
    • For security purposes, we recommend that you use Keep me signed in only on private computers, and never on public or shared computers.
  4. Click Sign in.

Sign out of Office 365

To sign out of Office 365, at the top right of the Office 365 portal, click Sign out below your display name.


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