Password and Account

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 through the Security Identity Manager service.


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 (Access to the UZH email and collaboration environment, e.g. Webmail, Notes, IMAP, SMTP, Chat / Meetings, UZH Connect, etc.). )

Active Directory (access to services which use Active Directory or Active Directory Federated Servicse (ADFS), e.g. Microsoft online services such as 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, etc.)

VPN (Remote Access-VPN)

WLAN (wireless network; also when used on the campus of another university thanks to eduroam)

WebPass (validations on UZH websites, like ZORA, password protected websites, exchange of large files with dropfiles, but NOT AAI )

AAI (access to services which use the AAI system of the Swiss universities. e.g. OLAT)

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.