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Your Uni-ID and the Central Services

Your access to the central IT services of the University of Bonn

You need a personal Uni-ID for all of our IT services.


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After you have successfully activated your ID, it is recommended to explore GOsa a little more. You can manage your personal information, change your password and create up to two alternative e-mail addresses or set up e-mail forwarding.

To login you need your Uni-ID and the corresponding password. Further information can be found under: Identity Management.


email.jpg E-Mail via IMAP, MAPI, POP3 und the web interface

Your pre-set e-mail address is:

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Additionally you can create up to two “alias” addresses, e.g. [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.], via the Identity Management. Please keep in mind, that you can only log into the IT systems (BASIS, eCampus, etc.) with your original Uni-ID (without "") which will not exceed the limit of 8 characters. Login with the e-mail address or an alias is not possible!

You can easily access your e-mail by visiting the webmail portal of the university Just enter your Uni-ID and the corresponding password and you will be logged in. You can also access your e-mails via e-mail clients such as Outlook and Thunderbird. Respective information can be found here.

Your mailbox is not only equipped with a spam- and antivirus filter, it also offers up to 500MB memory space for students and 5GB for staff.

Please note: The University of Bonn regularly sends e-mails that are relevant for your studies and life on campus. Please make sure to check your inbox frequently.


vpn.jpg WLAN access and accessing the university network

In case you need to use the university network from your home, you can connect via an encrypted VPN tunnel. All you need is the appropriate VPN-Client-software. Access will require your Uni-ID and corresponding password.

Moreover, you can use the VPN-Client to establish a secure WLAN connection in many of the university's buildings.

Further information and installation instructions can be found on the websites for the VPN-Client-Software.


eduroam.jpg Worldwide internet access at participating universities

Another option to use WLAN at the University of Bonn is Education Roaming – short Eduroam. Eduroam is used internationally by many universities, which enables you to access WLAN networks of research intitutions worldwide with your University of Bonn Uni-ID. You will find further information on Eduroam here.


ulb.jpg Literature- and Database research, access to e-media via the ULB

For accessing the electronic media of the Bonn University Library (ULB) from outside of the university network, you will need a VPN connection. Your Uni-ID and corresponding password are required for authentication.


basis.jpg Electronic course overview

The electronic course catalog of the University of Bonn (BASIS) provides an overview on all courses offered at the universtity. As an enrolled student, you can use BASIS to register for classes and exams or check your transcript of records. Use your Uni-ID and password for authentication.


ecampus.jpg E-Learning platform of the University of Bonn

The Uni-ID also allows you to participate in courses at the central e-learning-platform eCampus. The IT Courses of the HRZ can also be found there.




sciebo-logo Data Cloud Sciebo

The Cloud service Sciebo provides automatic synchronization of files on different devices and enables multiple users to cooperate and work on the same documents. Every user will be granted 30GB of free storage space (for research projects a lot more if required). The cloud service is run by the University of Münster for the participating universities and offers students and researchers the secure handling of their data. The data are saved at only three locations (Bonn, Duisburg/Essen, Münster) according to the strict German data protection laws. Further information can be found here.


dfn-aai.jpg Authentication via DFN-AAI

The University of Bonn is part of the Authentication and Authorization infrastructure of the DFN (DFN-AAI). The AAI simplifies the access to academic contents for authorized users and increases the privacy protection when handling resources of DNF-AAI partners. You can find more information on authentication via DFN-AAI here.

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