At the Department of Physics (D-PHYS) you usually have two accounts:
- ETH Account: Provided to all ETHZ members
- D-PHYS Account: Provided to users with D-PHYS affiliation
Please read our account policy page on how to obtain and extend D-PHYS accounts. All services inside the Department of Physics use the same login and password, called "D-PHYS account" or "physics account".
The ETH Account (formerly nethz Account) is given by the ETH Rektorat to every student and by ETH human resources to every employee at ETHZ. You should get this login and password by regular mail to your home address. Please ask your secretary in case of problems.
This account is required to access your @ethz.ch (or @student.ethz.ch) email, the wireless network, VPN, licensed software via IT Shop and several other ETH-wide services. Just to make things even more interesting, there are two passwords associated with each ETH Account: the LDAP/AD password and the Radius password. The following list gives you an idea of which one to use:
|Service||Link / Docu||Password||Description|
|Wireless||wireless||Radius||Wireless (Wi-Fi) network|
|VPN||vpn, webvpn||Radius||Virtual Private Network|
|Main Website||ethz.ch||LDAP||ETH Websites (*.ethz.ch)|
|ETHIS (SAP)||ethis.ethz.ch||LDAP||ETH Info and Support System|
|ETH E-Mail||mail, webmail||LDAPemail@example.com, @student.ethz.ch|
|IT Shop||itshop||LDAP||Licensed Software Catalog|
|HPC Clusters||id sis hpc||LDAP||EULER, Leonhard|
|Password||password||LDAP||Set password, account info|
|ID/ITS Helpdesk||faq, services, help||LDAP||ETH Account specific help|
The passwords can be changed at passwort.ethz.ch.
The D-PHYS Account (or Physics Account) is given by ISG to students and members of the Department of Physics, either working for the administration or a particular institute (including guests) and to other departments receiving services provided by ISG D-PHYS.
|Service||Link / Docu||Description|
|Host Login||workstations||Managed workstations|
|SSH Login||ssh, computing||Managed servers|
|Windows Login||windows terminal server||Windows Terminal Server|
|D-PHYS E-Mail||mail, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|File Storage||storage||Personal home, Group shares|
|Web services||web||Websites (*.phys.ethz.ch)|
|Public html||homepage howto||Personal/Group Homepages|
|Chat||chat, #helpdesk chat room||Matrix/Element chat server|
|Groupware||groupware||Calendar, address book|
|Password||password||Set password, account info|
|ISG Helpdesk||faq, services, help||IT Support for the D-PHYS|
The password can be changed at account.phys.ethz.ch.
- Change your password (see also How to handle passwords)
- Install a mail forward or vacation (out of office) auto-reply
- See your account information
Is the D-PHYS account the same as the ETH account?
No. There is a physics account and an ETH account. Not everyone has both of them and different things need different logins.
What about email?
As a D-PHYS employee, you will also get access to a D-PHYS email address. It's often easiest to create a forward from, or to, the ETH address.
How to recover a lost password?
In case you forgot your password, we can reset it and give you a new one. For obvious security reasons this cannot be done over the phone or by email. You need to come to our offices and bring an ID card. To help you create secure passwords you can easily remember and how to handle them securely, please see How to handle passwords.
Can I keep the account after I leave the D-PHYS or ETH?
See account expiration.