User Account for Students
The user account for students comprises a user name (also known as the BA number, e.g. ba018748) and a corresponding password. The combination is your key to accessing various IT services.
User Lifecycle for Students
The management of university members’ accounts, from their first day of enrolment or employment to the cancellation of the account, has been automated by means of the User Lifecycle. Students’ user accounts are valid for the duration of their studies.
The following tables provide the chronology of the individual steps regarding your user account (receipt, e-mail notifications, disabling, deletion).
Enrolment and your user account
|User Lifecycle step||Timeline relative to enrolment|
|Creation of your user account||The same day|
|Use of your account||Beginning the next day|
Deregistration and your user account
|User Lifecycle step||Timeline relative to deregistration|
|Email: advance notification||4 weeks later|
|Email: notification||approx. 25 weeks later (180 days)|
|Email: reminder||approx. 27 weeks later (194 days)|
|Disabling of the user account||approx. 29 weeks later (208 days)|
|Deletion of the user account||approx. 31 weeks later (222 days)|
Extending the User Account
With your deregistration from the university you lose the usage rights for IT services. Important information and things to keep in mind in this regard can be found on the website pertaining to the end of studies, doctoral studies and employment.
If you require the use of your account for more than 29 weeks after deregistration, you can request a user account extension of six months by providing a convincing reason. This request is to be filed using the IAM portal. This is only possible after receiving the second e-mail notification (approximately 25 weeks after deregistration). This email will provide specific information regarding the further course of action.