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The M365 portal (includes access to your Email and Teams)

To access the Microsoft 365 portal, including your Emails, Teams, web versions of Office apps like Word and Excel, and any documents you have saved anywhere in the M365 cloud you can navigate to https://portal.office.com 

Sign in with your SDHB email and your network password. (e.g. your.name@southerndhb.govt.nz). There is a short training video below.

You will need to have the Microsoft Authenticator app set up on a smart phone/mobile device to use dual factor authentication when accessing any M365 tool remotely. Please use the document below for instructions to follow to get yourself set up with Microsoft Authenticator. Please note, before you can use the Authenticator for remote access, you need to get it set up when you are on an internal device.

External access to the Network

This includes accessing Employee Connect, Health Connect South, any other applications from inside the DHB, and also data from your H drive.

The link you will use once set up is https://access.southerndhb.govt.nz
(This link works from anywhere outside of the DHB domain.)

But first, you need to get set up!

To get set up:

Our Remote Access system uses a two step (2 factor authentication) method for increased security. This involves a little bit of initial setup, but once in place it is a much faster, more secure, and pleasant way of accessing the network remotely.

To gain this access, you will need to send an email to Systems.Support@southerndhb.govt.nz so the back end work can be done, and the information about getting it set up can be sent to you.

So again, the site you will use once set up is https://access.southerndhb.govt.nz, but if you have not been set up with the 2 factor authentication you will need to contact Service Desk.