Quick Guide for New Staff

Quick Guide for New Staff


  1. Your account in HKBU – SSOid Account
    Single Sign On user id (SSOid) is created automatically for both staff and students to sign in to the intranet and U-wide IT services using one set of login credentials. You can enjoy different IT services with a valid SSOid account. You should change your password regularly.

  3. The University Portal – BUniPort
    BUniPort is an information gateway that connects the University, students and staff. Through the BUniPort, you can get access to your HKBU email, personal profile, study information, the library system as well as other IT services.

  5. Access your emails
    HKBU email service makes use of Gmail offered by Google Cloud Service. Users are recommended to use Google’s “Chrome” browser to directly access the service and their mailboxes. You may check out our guidelines about the setup on different devices.

  7. Get your Office 365 and ESET Internet Security software
    HKBU current staff are entitled to install Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus and ESET Internet Security software in their personal Windows/Mac computers for free, with a maximum of 5 machines for Microsoft Office 365 Professional Plus.

  9. Stay online on and off Campus
    You can access free Wi-Fi Service on campus and off campus Wi-Fi with your SSOid account.

  11. Virtual Private Network (VPN) Service
    HKBU current staff and Research Postgraduate Students can apply for VPN service. Please refer to the guidelines .

  13. UChat
    UChat is an enterprise-based unified communication mobile app, designed especially for HKBU staff to communicate with each other with text messaging, file sharing and voice call capabilities.

  15. FAQ on IT services or Need Help?