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Lucat for LU staff and affiliates

This page provides information about Lucat, the people and address directory for Lund University.

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About Lucat

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.

For more information about Lucat, go to the IT vid LU web site, and read under System (in Swedish, requires login)

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.

Log into Lucat

Manual: Change language to English in Lucat (PDF, new tab)

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.

Duplicate user accounts for doctoral students

Since Lucat user accounts are personal and linked to the the user’s association with the University, individuals who are both a student and an employee at the University, such as doctoral students, are assigned two user accounts. It is important to be aware of this since access to different IT services and systems can vary depending on the account to which the user is currently logged in. 

Organisational role

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.


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. You set the password in an application called Passport. 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 Passport (“Verification of contact information”), you can generate a new password in case you forget your current one.

Log into Passport

English version of Lucat

Lucat is also available in English. Change the language on your personal overview page in Lucat.

Manual: Change language to English in Lucat (PDF, new tab)


Questions about content 
If you have questions about the content in Lucat, please contact you directory administrator.

Other questions
For other questions or problems regarding Lucat, please contact LU Service Desk.

LU Service Desk
+46 46 222 90 00
ServiceDesk [at] lu [dot] se

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