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Central IT Staff

Password and Account

For employees: If you are unable to reach our helpline due to the current request to change your password, please contact your institute's IT manager directly.

During your studies or work at the University of Zurich, you will make use of numerous IT services. The Security Identity Manager allows you to independently manage your personal access details for all UZH online services, such as e-mail, Active Directory ADFS, AAI etc. In order to use the IT services, you must first set up the passwords for the corresponding accounts in the Security Identity Manager service.


User administration

All passwords must be changed in theSecurity Identity Manager.

Have you forgotten your Security Identity Manager password or are you unable to log in to Security Identity Manager?
Instructions Security Identity Manager Forgotten Password

What IT services are available where can I log in or validate with them?


Identity Management (The Identity Management Service is the central administration of all persons and accounts

Email/Collaboration (Connections (UZH Connect) will be turned off as of November 01, 2022. For more information, see UZH365. Access to UZH Connect and HCL-Notes applications. For Outlook-E-Mail use the Active Directory password.)

Active Directory (access to services which use Active Directory or Active Directory Federated Servicse (ADFS), e.g. Microsoft online services such as Outlook/Webmail, Teams, OneDrive (login to Microsoft online services only with your primary email address, see, ZOOM, PrintPlus, student portal, module booking, Citrix, computer workstations, Windows domain UZH, VPN, WLAN, etc.)

WLAN (wireless network; only used for eduroam, used on the campus of another university thanks to eduroam)

WebPass (validations on UZH websites, like ZORA, password protected websites, but NOT AAI )

AAI (As of November 2, 2022, the "SWITCH edu-ID" at the University of Zurich will replace the user registration for all AAI services FAQ. Access to services which use the AAI system of the Swiss universities. e.g. OLAT. Please link your login with SWITCH edu-ID, read more about the background of the change in our blog.)

Services with special usage:

WebMod FTP server Access to the "classic" web server (in addition to UniCMS), only available via special request and only for functions.


Weiterführende Informationen

SAP account

For information on account management of SAPplus business applications, see the New SAP Account or Additional SAP Authorizations page.