Introduction to the central IT services

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The central IT services of the institute of CS provides the following services:

User management system

The user management system is based on the university's system (ZVD) and is intrinsically linked to this data. All data (including usernames and contract-validity) except of passwords are synchronized from the central system. Since password hashes cannot be obtained from the ZVD due data-security issues, we have to ask users to set a password after account creation. For more information about managing your account, please click here.

Nextcloud - A dropbox alternative

The university forbids work/research related data to be saved outside of the campus. Therefore we host our own cloud-based storage system based on the open-source Nextcloud system to make data accessible from all your devices. All data here is saved inside the university's campus. Data can be shared with all users of this system, you can even manage this with your own customised groups using the user portal.

Version control systems

GIT and SVN repositories are supported through key-based access. Key-management, repository creation, creating groups for repositories can all be managed using the user portal. For more information about keybased access, see Using version control systems (GIT/SVN)

RocketChat - A Skype/Slack Alternative

We now host our own cloud-based Chat-Server based on the open-source RocketChat system to make communication easier. All data here is saved inside the university's campus. The service can be used by anyone who has an account with the central IT services of the institute of CS. To access the chat service, please click here.


For any question/bug report/upgrade wish/etc. concerning our central IT at CS, please write an email to the functional address Two of us (Fritz Kleemann and Lakshminarasimhan Srinivasan) are behind this address.