Sign in to or out of Lync for Mac 2011

To use Lync for Mac 2011, you need an email address and password from an organization that uses Lync Server, or has a business subscription to Office 365.

Sign in to Lync for Mac

Important: Make sure you’ve installed the most current Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 Update.

  1. Enter your Email Address—for example:

    Note: You may also be asked to enter your User ID. The user ID is what you use to sign in to your organization’s network, either or domain\username.

  2. (Office 365 only) Go to Advanced > Authentication, uncheck the Use Kerberos box, and click OK.

  3. Click Sign in.

If you can’t sign in, see I can't sign in to Lync.

Reset your password

If you forgot your password, or it doesn’t work anymore, contact your workplace technical support—typically the person who set up your Lync account for you. Provide them with these links:

Sign out of Lync for Mac

  • On the Status menu, click Sign Out.

After you sign out, you cannot send or receive messages, and you appear offline to other people.

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