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Scope of Services

You can obtain an overview of the authorizations assigned to your Central User Account (university account) at any time via our

Depending on the user group, the Central User Account gives you access to a number of personalized IT services:

Authentication services

Service description Homepage Requirements
Shibboleth Web login (Shibboleth) personal Uni-Account;
for external IT services: students, doctoral candidates, tariff employees, civil servants
(planned: apl. Prof., Honorarprof., PDs, Habilitands, lecturers)
Two-factor authentication Argus personal Uni-Account,
2FA token (on request)

Basic IT services

Service description Homepage Requirements
Webmail for students, webmail for employees Web mail for students
Web mail for staff
personal Uni-Account
(for functional accounts only on request)

Mailing lists (Sympa) Mailing list management valid email address
Windows PCs in PC rooms, libraries, lecture halls and seminar rooms personal Uni-Account
(for functional accounts only on request)
Office PC AD Account
Home directory H:\ (1 GB)
SFTP access to home directory
SSH access to home directory set login shell via web form
Copiers in mixed mode (slide-in card reader, Q-Pilot software),
see also instructions of the University Library
Copy card / Ucard / Employee ID card;
for scan-to-mail: register card number via web form
Copiers for staff-use only (contactless card reader, SafeQ software) Copy card / Ucard / Employee ID card;
assignment to cost center (upon request),
for scan-to-mail: register card number via web form
Wi-Fi access (eduroam) Students (no guest students),
employees (if necessary also external persons)
(functional accounts only on request)
LAN access Students (no guest students),
employees (if necessary also external)
(functional accounts only on request)
VPN access Cisco VPN Students (no guest students),
employees (if necessary also externals)
(functional accounts only on request)
Shibboleth access Web login (Shibboleth) personal Uni-Account;
for external IT services: students, doctoral candidates, tariff employees, civil servants
(planned: apl. Prof., Honorarprof., PDs, Habilitands, lecturers)
XMPP Chat-Server
Two-factor authentication Argus personal Uni-Account,
2FA token (on request)

Central IT Services

Service description Homepage Requirements
Marvin - integrated Campus Management System (iCM) Marvin Students, doctoral candidates;
lecturers (only with VPN access)
Research Information System (FIS) FIS Research activity, FIS authorization (by personal data administrator)
ILIAS - Digital Learning Environment ILIAS
(functional accounts only on request)
Website maintenance [German] in the Content Management System (CMS) CMS legacy system, CMS2 CMS training,
editor rights (on request)
Sync&Share - data exchange platform (2 GB online storage) (old description) Sync&Share University members;
service will be discontinued soon!
Hessenbox - data exchange platform (30 GB online storage) Hessenbox University members
Babysitter exchange Babysitter exchange
Hazardous substances register Hazardous substances register
Planio - Project management software (Redmine) Planio Access only on request
MaRC2 - Linux HPC cluster Access only on request;
usage agreement must be signed by working group,
no BAFA embargo may exist for user's country of origin

Media, software and training

Service description Home page Requirements
Electronic media (books, journals, subject databases) only for studies / research / teaching / administration;
not for external users;
depending on provider: VPN access or Shibboleth access for external IT services
Software offer
(download center, virus protection, literature management, campus and state licenses)
only for studies / research / teaching / administration;
not for external users;
Shibboleth access for external IT services
participation in IT trainings of the University Computer Center personal Uni-Account
Booking of individual/group workstations in the University Library Room booking personal Uni-Account
Web-Konferenzen (Übersicht) mit DFNconf, Cisco Webex, BigBlueButton see service description participation possible without Uni-Account;
administration requires Uni-Account
see service description personal staff account required for administration
(only civil servants or tariff employees)
see service description personal staff account required for administration
(only university members);
personal students account may also be used for administration (only in exceptional cases for students assistants, please ask our Webex team);
activation by web form required
see service description personal Uni-Account required for administration
(functional account is possible, but not recommended)