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To access the various computing services, a number of accounts are needed, which come from different providers. Roughly, they can be grouped as follows:

The Linux account of the faculty of mathematics gives access to the Linux desktops and all other computing services of the faculty. This includes everything in the zone, in particular:

  • access to the Linux desktop computers in the offices of the faculty
  • a mailbox in the domain, including webmail access
  • a personal web site with address of the form
  • a GitLab server for the collaborative developement and management of source code (programs, LaTeX documents)
  • remote access to your Linux account

The creation of Linux accounts for employees and guests is arranged by the secretariats. Instructors needing accounts for all participants of a class are requested to arrange for a bulk order - please contact root sufficiently in advance. Students of the faculty may also get a Linux account from root (please provide your matriculation number).

Accounts for services provided by BITS are managed in the PRISMA portal. For students and employees, a prisma account is created automatically, and equipped with accounts for a number of standard services, including:

  • an AD account, giving access to Windows computers, the BITS mailbox with address, ...
  • an Eduroam/VPN account (wifi access, remote access to the university network)
  • shibboleth, giving access to many web services, the library, zoom, sciebo cloud storage, internal web pages,....

Further, in the PRISMA portal you can order your UniCard. The initial password for PRISMA is usually sent to you by letter. You can then set further passwords in PRISMA. If necessary, root can also set a new PRISMA password for you.

If you need a PRISMA account as a guest scientist, please contact root.


Students and employees are automatically provided with a student eKVV account, with access data the matriculation number / UniID, and the shibboleth password.

Some services of BIS, in particular those for instructors, require a BIS account for employees. Before you can requrest such an account, some prerequisits have to be met. You need

If necessary, external employees and guests can obtain a PRISMA account from root. The PEVZ entry can be obtained via your secretary. Once you have both, you can request the BIS account for employees on a self-service portal. With the same account, you can also edit part of your PEVZ entry.

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