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Calendar integration

Personal calendar
The personal calendar is automatically provided by the personal mailbox during integration via an Exchange/ActivSync client (see above).

Integrate calendar under Thunderbird/Lightning

Share calendar
Share calendars


Subscribe to shared calendars
Subscribe to calendars under Outlook
Subscribe to calendars under Webmail
Subscribe to calendars on Android
Subscribe to calendars on Thunderbird/Lightning
Subscribe to calendars on iOS
Subscribe to calendars on MacOS

Calendar FAQs

Special Instructions
FlexWork Calendar using Exchange/Outlook.pdf

Address book integration

The global address book is automatically provided by the personal mailbox during integration via an Exchange/ActivSync client (see above).

Integrating the address book in Thunderbird

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Enter server address

Important: To connect to the VPN server of the university, this server address must be entered in the AnyConnect client:


Via VPN access (Virtual Private Networking), the BITS enables students and employees worldwide access to special services of Bielefeld University such as research databases of the library or the personal network drive.
To establish a VPN connection to Bielefeld University you need a VPN client. The client software (Cisco AnyConnect VPN client) is provided for Windows, MacOS and Linux operating systems such as smartphones/tablets.

-> Download
(Download for smartphones/tablets in the respective appstore)

Before downloading, please check whether the Cisco AnyConnect client is perhaps already installed on the (business) computer. In the Windows Start menu or under Programs. An installation is then no longer necessary.




1) On click the Registration option.

2) Then select Bielefeld University below Select organisation.

3) You will be redirected to the login page for web applications at Bielefeld University. Enter the BITS username and the web password there.

4) The requested data of the sciebo service will be displayed for checking. Confirm this with Accept.

5) In the following, among others, the valid login name and the address (URL) for calling the sciebo server are displayed. After defining a password and confirming the terms of use, the registration can be completed with Register now for sc iebo.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Initial password for students:
The BITS password from enrollmentInitial password

for employees:
The password from the UniCard letterIf

this is no longer known, you can change it yourself via the PRISMA portal


Which data may be stored in sciebo results from the IT security policy for cloud storage. Questions, for example, about the protection requirements, can be answered by the decentralized IT supervision or the IT security officer.

IT security policy for cloud storage

Do the operators of sciebo carry out a data backup?

sciebo does not have a backup of the data, i.e. the data stored here is not secured by the continuous creation of backup copies. However, the storage systems are very well protected against data loss by technical measures. Data that you have accidentally overwritten or deleted yourself can usually be restored via the recycle bin in the web interface or on your local system, or via the versioning function. However, this level of protection is not comparable to a classic backup. Not least for this reason, official data should continue to be stored primarily on the university's network drives. Data requiring a high level of protection may only be stored on these network drives. Further regulations result from the IT security policy for cloud storage.

There are a variety of ways to store, synchronize or share data with others:

  • Web interface via

Furthermore there are clients for the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • Linux
  • iOS
  • Android

Download the different ones from the clients.

Currently, desktop clients cannot sync files that contain a colon in the file name. Currently, the only workaround is to rename the affected data and replace the colon with another character.

Deleted files are initially stored in sciebo's own recycle bin. This can be viewed via the web interface under "Deleted files".

If a file was overwritten by a newer version of the file, sciebo saves both versions of the file. These can also be called up via the web interface (three-point option > Restore).

Employees are allowed to increase the storage space. This is possible even via My.Sciebo. There under "Increase account > volume".

Why can't I find some staff, people when sharing data?

The most common cause is that staff, people with whom the data is to be shared, have registered but have not yet made an initial registration on the web interface (
Only with this registration the account is activated in Sciebo.

In the case of guests or staff, people from other departments, a nightly check of the address books must also be waited for.


Guest accounts can be created via the my.sciebo portal. The guests are entered with an e-mail address. This is only possible with addresses that do not belong to one of the participant institutions (e.g., Detailed instructions can be found on the sciebo help page.

To access sciebo comfortably from other applications via WebDAV, the following address must be specified

More instructions

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Instructions are available on the campus support portal at:

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