Setting up a u:account

The u:account is the personal access to the IT services of the University of Vienna for students, employees and external persons.

It consists of the u:account UserID and the u:account password. Users can set both the UserID as well as the password themselves.

u:accounts have to be set up by the users themselves. Otherwise it might be possible for third parties to gain access to the u:account password that should be kept secret according to the u:account terms of use.

 Note

You already have a u:account and have taken up a new function at the University of Vienna, for example as a student starting an employment or as an external person enrolling in a degree programme? In this case, please only use your existing u:account.

  • If you additionally enrol in a degree programme: Log in to u:space to register as a student.
  • If you additionally start an employment at the University of Vienna: Contact the ZID Helpdesk as soon as you have signed your employment contract.


Your advantages of a single u:account

  • Only one u:account userID and password
  • Only one e-mail mailbox
  • Using u:space and Moodle at the same time as an employee and student without having to log out and in again
  • Student and employee ID on one u:card
  • It is not possible to merge separate u:accounts later.

Students

Prospective students require a u:account for the application for admission to a degree programme in u:space.

Employees and external persons

Prospective employees of the University of Vienna and external persons (with corresponding employee number) have to set up their u:account by themselves. Otherwise it might be possible for third parties to gain access to the u:account password that should be kept secret according to the u:account terms of use.

The new u:account for employees must have an employee number assigned to:

When starting the employment, the permissions for the IT services are automatically assigned to the u:account. You will be notified via e-mail as soon as your u:account is ready for use.

If you still provide services to the University of Vienna after termination of your employment, your u:account can be switched to a u:account for guests. Please ask your contact person or the IT representative of your organisational unit. 

Guests

People from outside the University (external persons) – e.g. official guests and visitors of the University of Vienna, academic cooperating partners, employees of companies carrying out work at the University of Vienna, etc. – can use certain selected IT services for a limited time. They have to set up the u:account by themselves. Otherwise it might be possible for third parties to gain access to the u:account password that should be kept secret according to the u:account terms of use.

The new u:account for guests has to be administrated ("supported") by an employee of the University of Vienna. They define the validity period of the u:account and its permissions. Please ask your contact person or the IT representative of your organisational unit for more information.  

After advocacy, the u:account is shown to the supporter in managing u:account, where it can be edited, extended or deactivated

The supporter has to contact the ZID Helpdesk when leaving the University of Vienna before your u:account for guests terminates. 

Alternative

Your organisational unit can request an entry for personnel not directly employed with the University even without an employment contract. In this case, the u:account does not have to be supported, but connected to the employee number. Please use the form Assign employee number (Personalnummer zuordnen, login). 

Library users

Library users who do not work or study at the University of Vienna need a u:account for the borrowing service. 

  • Setting up a u:account for external library users via u:space

Service u:account

Employees

Employees of the University of Vienna can set up a service u:account for technical purposes.
Service u:accounts must not be used as personal u:accounts and cannot be switched to personal u:accounts afterwards

Your currently existing service u:accounts are shown in manage u:account where they can be edited, extended or deactivated.

 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 Reactivating your u:account.