With these instructions we would like to support you in setting up and using the most important IT services as well as in managing the corresponding access data.

Where can I find my login data?

Your login data can be found on the password letter.

The password letter contains the initial password, short name and UZH e-mail address.

How do I get my password letter?

In the case of regular employment, an automatism is usually triggered 30 days before the first working day, which then creates the person in Identity Manager and opens the accounts. The password letter is sent to your business address or, if it is not available, to your private address. Lecturers usually receive the password letter shortly before the start of the semester.

Didn't receive a password letter?

If you have not received a password letter, please contact your IT coordinator. She/he can help you to receive your password letter.

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How can I set a password for my IT services?

You can use the password letter to set a password for your IT services at the UZH.

1. change initial password

o change your password, go to and log in with your UZH full name and initial password.

The initial password must be replaced by a new one after first use, therefore the message 'Your password has expired' appears after the first login.

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Attention: Not every password is suitable. Under point 2. the criteria for the password can be viewed.

After you have successfully changed Identity Manager's initial password, you need to set the passwords for your remaining IT services. This will be explained in the next step.


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2. set passwords for your IT services (e-mail, AAI, etc.)

Once you have changed the initial password for your Identity Manager, you will also need to set a password for the other IT services in order to use them.

Select Eigenes Kennwort -> Kennwort ändern


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Overview of accounts

In the overview, select the accounts for which you want to set or change a password. Once you have selected the desired accounts, enter the Identity Manager password and then the new password for the selected service(s).

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Further information

After the passwords for all IT services have been set, you can inform yourself about our services and offers on our employees page.

Instructions and FAQ can be found in our Knowhow Database

Could your questions not be answered on our pages? Then you are welcome to contact your IT manager or our support.