IT-accounts for students

In this academic year, each user has (at least) two accounts. What you can do with those accounts, and what you need to do to activate these accounts, depends on your individual situation. 
This document guides you through all the necessary steps to activate your accounts.
Here you can find the html- version of this document:

In this academic year, each user has (at least) two accounts.

What you can do with those accounts, and what you need to do to activate these accounts, depends on your individual situation.
This document guides you through all the necessary steps to activate your accounts.
At the end of this procedure you should have:

  1. A KU Leuven account (login code = r or s-number)
  2. A local account, depending on your home institute (HUB or KAHO)
  3. Email access
  4. Know where you can find support

In a short while(a few weeks), you will also get a HUBKAHO account. Currently, this information is not available yet, but it will be made available to you as soon as it is necessary.
Take a look at the new student portal. You will find all the up-to-date information on these matters on this page.

1 KUL Account

Everyone (AO and PO students) needs this account to log onto all applications and services that are offered by the KUL. Such services include, for example: Toledo, KULoket, Campus Shop, etc.

  • AO students will also require this account to access their mailbox.
  • PO students receive a mailbox in their own institution (see below).

Before you can use this account, it must be activated.

How you do that depends on several factors:

1. A. You are a new student (enrolled for the first time)

  1. You have then received a scratch card at registration.
  2. Keep your scratch card at hand.
  3. Visit https://account.kuleuven.be/activate.html.
  4. Enter your r / s-number (see your registration document next to ’our reference/uw kenmerk ' or your studentcard)

  5. Follow the registration with the activation code on your scratch card.
  6. Be careful when setting the password of the KUL account. Read the directions on the page.

A. 2. You already were a HUB student last year

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit https://api2.hubrussel.be/public/ancor/kulactivatie/.
  2. A loginpage pops up: you log in using your HUB login data (use ‘AIDA \ xxxx’ where xxxxx is your login code).
  3. You will automatically be redirected to the activation page of the KUL.
  4. Your r/s-number and activation code is automatically filled in.
  5. Record your r/s- number and fill in the missing information (e.g., new password)
  6. Be careful when setting the password of the KUL account. Read the directions on the page.

A.3. You already were a student at the KAHO last year

Follow these steps

  1. Visit https://webapps.kahosl.be/activatieaccountkul
  2. You arrive at the central login page KAHO.
  3.  Log in with your email address and password of Kaho.
  4. You will be automatically redirected to the activation page of the KUL.
  5. Your r/s-number and activation code are automatically filled in.
  6. Record your r / s number and fill in the missing information (eg new password)
  7. Be careful when setting the password of the KUL account. The number of characters allowed is limited and you follow must the password rules.
    These are clearly stated.

2. The local account (HUB or KAHO)

You need this local account to

  • Log into the local network (PC in classes and Library).
  • Gain access to local applications:
    • Mailbox (for PO students)
    • Network Drives
    • WiFi

2.A. You are a new student at KAHO

Collect the following information:

  • username (found on the back of your studentncard) your username is also your e-mail address
  • social security number (identity card or SIS card)
  • an external email address (not your e-mailadres@kahosl.be)
  • your own password (at least 8 characters, one capital letter, one lowercase letter, and one special character
  1. Visit https://webapps.kahosl.be/Accounts/BeheerStudent.aspx and go through the wizard.
  2. Check your external email address and click on the link that is listed in the e-mail.
  3. Check that the message was sent by KAHO Sint Lieven AD-ICT [software@kahosl.be]
    with subject: KAHO Sint Lieven: Support for passwords.
  4. Check your webmail via the direct link: http://webmail.kahosl.be/.
  5. Your username is name.surname@kahosl.be.

2.B. You are a new student at HUB

There is no need to register your account, you will find your login information on the document that you received with your registration.

2.C. You were already a student at HUB or KAHO last year

Your local account is still active, the existing procedures to change passwords will remain valid.
If you do not remember your password, you can change it here :

3. What about mail?

Currently we are in a transitional phase.
Be sure to check regularly the communication channels (especially http://student.hubkaho.be ). Up-to-date information can be found there.

For academic year 2013-2014:

3.A. For AO students
Your mailbox is already setup and functional (see also r / s number), access to the mailbox through 
KULoket, via Toledo and http://student.kahosl.be and https://owa.student.kuleuven.be
More information on configuration IMAP & smartphone/tablet.

 

3.B. For PO students
Your hubkaho mailbox is still under construction, for now you can use a local mailbox at HUB (name.surname@student.hubrussel.be) or KAHO (name.surname@kahosl.be).
You can access this mailbox using your local account and this link: (http://webmail.student.hubrussel.be or http://webmail.kahosl.be).

There are no plans to transfer the contents of your old mailbox to your new one. The contents of the old mailboxes will remain accessible for a while, so you can transfer any data yourself.
As soon as the new mailboxes are available, we will freeze your old mail platform, so that you will no longer receive any more mails in that account.

The access to the mailboxes of HUBKAHO will require a HUBKAHO account. You will therefore receive a third account (with your own login and password).
The local accounts HUB and KAHO will eventually be replaced by the common hubkaho account. You will be informed in good time, keep an eye on http://student.hubkaho.be

4. Support

If you have problems with the registration please contact your local IT service desk: