Expiration of a u:account

When your u:account expires, your privileges for the u:account change (usually meaning that privileges are revoked).

Please note point V of the u:account terms of use, referring to the revocation of usage privileges in case of unauthorised use.

Students

Your permissions for your student u:account are active for as long as you are admitted to a degree programme at the University of Vienna. You will receive a notification via e-mail in due time before your u:account expires.

You can still use certain IT services of the University of Vienna after you have completed your degree programme and your u:account has expired:

  • Forwarding e-mails from your u:account e-mail address to an external e-mail address
  • Access to My u:account
  • Password management
  • Access to u:space (reduced functionality)

Log in once a semester under My u:account to extend theses services. If you have set up an e-mail forwarder, you will receive a notification via e-mail in due time, reminding you to extend the u:account services.

If you enrol in another degree programme after your u:account has expired, you can reactivate your inactive u:account. Use the form Reactivating your u:account.

Employees

Your permissions for your u:account for employees and personnel not directly employed with the University are active for as long as you are registered as a member of university staff/personnel not directly employed with the University. Afterwards, different limitations apply to the individual types of permissions, depending on your employment status. You will receive a notification via e-mail in due time before your u:account expires.

If you are an academic staff member and retire from the University of Vienna, your u:account will expire without an extensive procedure.

All other employees receive an e-mail on the 29th day after the termination of their employment, informing them that the functionalities of their u:account will be reduced. As of this day, you can no longer use services for which an employment at the University of Vienna is a necessary requirement.

If you take up an employment at the University of Vienna again after an interruption, your u:account will automatically be assigned all the necessary privileges again.

If you take up an employment at the University of Vienna again after your u:account expired, you can reactivate your inactive u:account. To do so, use the form Reactivating your u:account.

For an overview of important services that you will no longer be able to use after receiving the notification e-mail and whose functionalities will be reduced, please see here:

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Non-academic staff
Academic staff
Retired academic staff/emeriti
University lecturers
Teachers of educational colleges and other external institutions
Research Fellows
Habilitated staff

Guests

The person responsible for the administration (support) of your u:account for guests individually specifies the validity period of your account when setting it up.

If the u:account is valid for more than 3 months, the person or institution responsible for setting up the u:account for guests (supporter) will receive a notification via e-mail 2 weeks before the validity expires. As a guest, you will also receive this notification if your u:account includes e-mail services.

If necessary, the supporter can extend the validity period of your account. To do so, the supporter uses the following form: Managing u:account.

After the validity period has expired, the account will be deactivated. If required, you can reactivate it using the form Reactivating your u:account. Subsequently, please get in touch with your contact person or the IT representative of your organisational unit to request the support of your u:account again.

Your u:account for guests will also expire, if the supporter is no longer employed with the University of Vienna. This also applies if the validity period initially specified has not yet expired. Another person can take over the role of the supporter from the previous supporter. In this regard, please contact the ZID Helpdesk.

All information for external library users is available on the webpages of the University Library.

Service u:account

Employees

The same conditions apply as to the u:account for guests.

 Note

A newly set up u:account that does not receive any rights within a year (admission to a degree programme, employee, external library user) will be deactivated. It can be reactivated with the last valid password. Use the form Formular Reactivating your u:account.