ETH User Account
Every member and student of ETH automatically obtains a IAM
account. This account comes with a variety of services (Mailbox, VPN) and identities on different identity providers (Active Directory, LDAP, Radius). You can see the list of your services and configure some of them as shown below.
The following services are important for most users:
The IAM IT service role
gives you an identity in the IAM LDAP directory
. Many websites use LDAP for authentication.
This service is actually a bundle of individual services:
This service includes an identity on the Radius authentication server for all network related services
such as WIFI, VPN, iPass, docking, etc.
Some IAM IT service roles
have their own password:
The general policy requires the ETH network password
to be different from all the others. The default is to use the same password for all other IAM IT service roles
that have a password.
Changing Your Passwords
You can change the passwords of your ETH user account
. Login with your ETH user name
and your current ETH password for web applications
. Then choose Change password
under Self Service
. The password change wizard will guide you through the process.
If you have forgotten your password then please come to our service desk
and bring your ETH card
or another official identification document with you.
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» meine Services
you can change the configuration of various services:
- E-Mail Spamfilter
- Configure the SPAM filter for your mail service.
- Configure access and email forwarding of the mail service.
- Top up your prepaid account for printing and other services (for students only).
Also relevant are:
- Specify your personal home page that will be displayed for people.ethz.ch.
- Set up WIFI access for guests of you that is valid six days.
- Configure the salutation in letters and emails from ETH to you.
The other items only provide information.
The ETH user account
is created as soon as HR has completed the employment process or, in case of students, the student administration has completed matriculation. Information about your personal account including your login and initial password is sent to you by postal mail.
The ETH user account
and all services will be deleted after your employment or studies at ETH end. You will be notified by mail
notification by mail beforehand.
See Leaving ETH
for more details.