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User ID & Passwords

The User ID
Every student of Münster University receives a user ID at enrolment, every employee at the beginning of his/her enrolment. The 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 Standard Password
The standard password is required together with the user ID for user identification. The standard password is required for almost all university services - ranging from e-mail to the registration for lectures and exams. You can change your standard password in MyZIV.

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 MyZIV and must not be identical with the standard password.

Contact: Identity Management

  • Forgotten User ID or Password

    Forgotten User ID
    Log in to MyZIV with your matriculation number, e-mail address or first and last name. There you can look up your user ID.

    Forgotten Standard Password

    • mTAN Process: If you have registered for the mTAN procedure, you can request a free SMS with a code to change your password here. Registration for mTAN takes place in MyZIV. 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 MyZIV you can set a new network access password.

  • User ID Application

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

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