[14.3.2023] Functional enhancements in the Selfcare Portal

The Selfcare Portal of the Center for Information and Media Services (ZIM) has now been expanded by several options. The functions primarily affect employees. (The Selfcare-Portal can be accessed from the internal university network as well as from the Internet at https://selfcare.uni-due.de. Login is via the university ID).


Two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is a security measure that adds an additional protection mechanism to the traditional method of logging in with a user name and password. In addition to the password, users then need another element to successfully authenticate themselves.

In the UDE Selfcare portal, such an additional authentication element can be set with immediate effect. How to do this and which options you can choose from is documented there.

(Unfortunately, this option is not available to all university members from the beginning, but will be expanded successively).

Please note: Two-factor authentication is used exclusively for logging into the Selfcare Portal itself. In the future, however, certain program areas will only be available if additional authentication is activated. This applies, for example, to the administration of so-called „OU admin accounts“, which are responsible for maintaining Active Directory services (AD) for certain organizational units.

Function identifiers

Under the item
„Account“ -> „My function identifiers“
you will now find a list of all your function identifiers in the Selfcare portal.

Here you can, among other things, reset their passwords or generate tokens for transferring function identifiers to other people. The transfer function is currently in the beta phase. Also, not all identifiers may be displayed at the moment, and listing the associated email addresses will take some time. (Please support ZIM during testing and by your patience).

Also, please note that function identifiers with admin permissions on Active Directory (OU admins) are only visible if you have previously set up two-factor authentication for the Selfcare Portal and logged in using this method for at least the first time.

Incidentally, after you have set a password for your function ID in the Selfcare portal, logging in to associated file servers („network drives“) is also possible again.

SSH keys (especially for HPC usage)

For logging in to the high-performance computing systems (HPC high-performance computing), you can now enter new SSH keys in the Selfcare Portal to establish a secure connection.

Additional tools

The Selfcare portal now provides two tools that have been requested by university members for some time and on a regular basis: On the home page, you will find generators for creating QR codes and secure passwords.