Lucat for LU staff and affiliates
Lucat is the people and address directory for Lund University. It stores information about people and the organisation, which is presented on various websites. The information in Lucat is also used for other IT services and systems. Authorisation for different IT services and systems to which you need access is also controlled through Lucat.
Information about any disruption to the service will be published on LU Support.
Personal overview page
When you log into Lucat with your user name (formerly called Lucat ID), you will see your personal overview page. This page contains your personal details and position, which have been automatically transferred from Primula if you are an employee of Lund University. This information cannot be changed in Lucat, but only in Primula and after a decision from your line manager.
Assignment – categories
In Lucat there are different types of categories, depending on whether you are an employee, visitor, student, or affiliate. The type of category will determine the period of validity and which IT services you will automatically have access to.
There are different types of organisational roles in Lucat, such as head of department, teaching staff, project manager, line manager, researcher or financial administrator. You can have one or more roles.
Your directory administrator will assign and update your organisational roles based on your duties and responsibilities. These are chosen based on a number of predefined roles. You cannot create your own. Your roles will be displayed online. If your organisational role does not correspond to your work duties, please contact your directory administrator.
You can add a description of your organisational role or describe your duties and responsibilities. You can also add or change your visiting address, phone number and visiting hours, if relevant.
At the launch of the new Lucat, you will only be assigned one role. However, your directory administrator can add additional roles as needed.
The level of authorisation is what gives you access to different IT systems and services, such as email, wireless networks or Lupin. Your authorisation is decided by your line manager or other designated person. Some authorisations must also be approved by the system administrator of the IT service that you wish to access.
On your personal overview page you can see your authorisations for various IT services and systems. You can also apply for new authorisations through Lucat.
User name and password
Once you have been registered in Lucat you will receive a user name and account with an associated password. These are necessary to be able to log into a large number of IT services, including Webmail, the wireless network (eduroam) and many of the University-wide online IT services. You cannot change your assigned user name.
By adding an alternative email address or phone number in advance in a help application called Passport, you can generate a new password in case you forget your current one.
Visitors at Lund University
If you receive temporary visitors who need access to the wireless network (eduroam) they will need to be registered in Lucat. You can do this yourself in Lucat or you can ask your directory administrator to help you. The period of validity is 7 days.
English version of Lucat
Lucat is also available in English. Change the language on your personal overview page in Lucat.
User manual on how change to an English version of Lucat (PDF - 348 B, new window)
Questions about content
If you have questions about the content in Lucat, please contact you directory administrator.
For other questions or problems regarding Lucat, please contact LU Service Desk.
LU Service Desk
Telephone +46 46 222 90 00
ServiceDesk [at] lu.se