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User ID & Passwords

The WWU ID
Every student of Münster University receives a WWU ID at enrolment, every employee at the beginning of his/her enrolment. The WWU ID cannot be changed and is valid until exmatriculation or end of employment, respectively. It is required for most online contents and for access to computer workstations.

The WWU Password
The WWU password is required together with the user ID for user identification. The WWU password is required for almost all university services - ranging from e-mail to the registration for lectures and exams. You can change your WWU password in the IT Portal.

The Password for Network Access
The password for network access is needed every time you want to access the university network with a computer that is not registered. This includes access via WLAN, VPN, pLANet and Teleport/DSL. The password for network access needs to be set once in the IT Portal and must not be identical with the WWU  password.

Contact: Identity Management

  • Forgotten ID or Password

    Forgotten WWU ID
    Log in to the IT Portal with your matriculation number, e-mail address or first and last name. There you can look up your WWU ID.

    Forgotten WWU Password

    • mTAN Process: If you have registered for the mTAN procedure, you can request a free SMS with a code to change your password. Registration for mTAN takes place in the IT Portal. Select the menu item "Passwords and PINs" and then "Provisions against Loss" to disclose a mobile phone number.
    • Personally: Come to our service counter (Einsteinstraße 60) and identify yourself with your student ID or identity card.

    Forgotten Network Access Password
    In the IT Portal you can set a new network access password.

  • WWU ID Application

    If you do not yet have a WWU ID, but belong to the group of authorised persons, you can apply for a primary ID. You may need additional WWU IDs for specific purposes. You can apply for these using our online form.

    Online Application for a Primary ID (Form K)
    Online Application for an Additional WWU ID