IT Info

IT Manager

Do you need a campus account?

Please contact either Peter von Ballmoos or Roman Köpfli. We need your name, your accademic degree or your function in which group, your birth date, your phone and room number at the IPS. If you know your personal number (Personalnummer) which can be found on the salary printout, please indicate it too.

Changing password of your campus account

After receiving the letter with the account details, you are asked to inititate the account by changing the provided password.You may register the number of your mobile phone and a security question. Thus you will be able to change your password even if you forgot it    >>Ktools

Unwanted mail

Our IT-department uses several filters to remove >90% of the incoming mail. I.e. on average we see less than 10% of the mails sent to us.

Judging whether mails should be removed or not, is not an exact science. False positives removed, could cause more trouble than some unwanted mails passing the filters. In order to avoid such false positives, some junk mails (<5%) pass the filters.

Mails that are doubtful to be removed immediately, are therefore only marked as possible spam with a flag. 

You may install a junk mail rule in your mail client. If the header contains  X-Spam-Flag: YES, the rule can move the mail to a junk folder. How to install that filter, depends on the mail client you are using.

You should check this folder from time to time.

Expiration of your campus account

By default, your campus account will be cancelled the day your employment at the University of Bern expires. You will get several reminder mails, starting one month before the expiration.

There are two possibilities for a prolongation.

  1. If you are still writing scientific papers concerning your work in Bern, we can prolong your account for six months. Thus you keep the full advantages of your Bernese campus account.
  2. We can set a forward to another email address of your choice. This will stop all services linked to your campus account, except that you keep on receiving mails sent to your IPS email address.
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The following non-exhaustive list shows the key points related to IT security

  • Use only IT systems and IT components, you are expressly authorized to use.
  • When you leave, secure your computer with the screen lock and close your office by key.
  • Do not use foreign servers or cloud services for scientific, confidential or personal data.
  • Save your scientific data on the central server of the IPS or on the unibe campus cloud, where they are protected against loss and manipulation.
  • Keep your passwords confidential. Don't tell it to anybody - even if you are asked for it.
  • Do not use passwords from other people.
  • Remember: You are responsible for everything that happens under your user name and password.
  • If you use your personal device within the network of the university, you must keep the system updated. This includes security patches of the OS as well as of installed programs, an antivirus program and an activated personal firewall.
  • Report all IT security incidents (problems, incidents, defects, etc.) as well as damage and loss of hardware and software to the IT manager.

Report phishing

You can help fight phishing by using a simple form to report e-mails. Your report will be analysed by security experts at SWITCH, and measures will be taken to block dangerous websites as soon as possible. Web browsers will get updates of known phishing pages, thus protecting users.

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at Eduard Truninger AG, Bern

We suggest Eduard Truninger AG, Bern office. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides a poster printing interface. Use your Campus Account details to sign in. Follow the instructions, then "Submit your Order". Please upload a carefully checked PDF in the paper size you want, so that no scaling is needed.

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