Logging into Copilot for the Web

Copilot for the Web is Microsoft's generative AI tool that allows you to interact with it via a text interface. This tool can assist you with summarizing content, analyzing data, and so much more. Best of all, it allows you to leverage ChatGPT while being protected by the University's data security agreements with Microsoft, as long as you're logged in with your PennO365 account.

The article details how to log into Copilot for the Web with your PennO365 account and how to check that your Copilot for the Web session is protected.

Before You Start 

You will need the following before you can complete this task: 

  • A PennO365 account
  • A valid PennKey Username and Password

You must be logged in with your PennO365 account to take advantage of the data security protections.

Logging in with your PennO365 Account

Follow the instructions below to sign in to Copilot for the Web with your PennO365 account:

  1. Open your preferred web browser and enter copilot.microsoft.com.
  2. You should see the Copilot home page. Screenshot of Microsoft Copilot
  3. Click the Sign In button.
  4. You may be asked if you want to sign in with a personal account or a work or school account. Select Sign in with a work or school account.Sign in button options: Personal or Student/Work account
  5. Enter your PennO365 email address and click Next.Sign In with Microsoft account
  6. Enter your password when prompted and click Sign in.UPenn email sign in
  7. You can now use Copilot for the Web and have your data protected, as noted by the green Protected shield icon on the upper right side of the screen.Copilot home page

For more information about launching and using Copilot, please be sure to visit https://support.microsoft.com/copilot

Confirming your Copilot for the Web session is protected

To use the protected version of Copilot for the Web, which ensures your data is covered by the University's data protection agreements with Microsoft, you must be logged in to Copilot for the Web with your PennO365 account.

There are two easy ways to confirm this on the Copilot for the Web homepage:

PennO365 account highlighted as 1, Protected green sheild highlighted as 2

  1. The black PennO365 logo will appear on the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. A green Protected shield icon will be displayed on the right-hand side of the screen.

If you don't see either; please follow the instructions above to log in with your PennO365 account.


For more information, contact your Wharton IT representative.