Information for new colleagues at DESY

Flyer for Guests

To obtain a quick overview on IT-Services for guests at DESY, please print out our Guest Flyer .

Summer Students

Guests taking part in the DESY Summer Student Program should also pay attention to the additional information regarding DESY computing rules.


Further Information on IT services

Much valuable information about all around IT@DESY is described in our flyer "IT @ DESY – Introduction to the DESY IT Environment".

The printed documentation is also available in following issuing offices:

  • UCO (User Consulting Office): building 2b, room 131d (computer centre)
  • secretary's offices
  • International Office (building 6, room 114)

User Account

With your temporary password on the registration form your account will be created for UNIX- and Windows. The temporary password is only valid for 5 days.
Please change it to a regular password which is then valid 180 days.

  • Changing the Password: You can change your password via the Intranet web portal of our Registry (only within the DESY- network possible) or
    from outside of the internal DESY network, you could change the password with the command passwd. Therefore, you can log on to the server and use ssh to connect to DESY.
  • In the DESY Intranet you can access the information about the DESY- Password Policy and receive tips for a good password (both only German).

Further Information

On the Web pages of IT you will find more details on the data processing at DESY.
For example behind the following menu entries:
News - Help - Forms - Services - Documentation - Publications - Projects - Trouble/Maintenance

Conditions of Use

Please respect our Conditions of Use for Information-Processing Systeme at DESY. You can find this document - which is mandatory for you - on the IT webpage


You will obtain support :

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