Three ETH passwords exists:
1. ETH password for web applications, AAI (LDAP)
2. ETH password for email (Active Directory)
3. ETH network password
Initial ETH password
All members of ETH Zurich receive at the beginning of their study or employment an ETH user name and an ETH password for web applications, AAI (LDAP). They must change this password as soon as possible.
How do I change ETH passwords?
For the management of your passwords as well as for other functions you must use the web-application “Web Center”. To log in, use your ETH user name and your ETH password for web applications, AAI (LDAP).
Please note that the function “Forgot your password” is not yet available, due to a software malfunction.
What should I pay attention to?
Password changes should be carried out at the ETH on the ETH network or ETH Wi-Fi and may not be carried out via a VPN connection. Before changing a password, you must log out of and close all open applications and connections to ETH systems (Outlook, web browsers, File Explorer, RDS, Euler…). A password should never be changed on the last day of the week or before a long absence, as assistance may be needed from IT Support if errors occur.
You can find detailed step-by-step guides how to change the passwords provided by IT Services on the following link: