How to use the basic services of the computer and media service
You will find the most extensive and up to date information around your HU-Account on our www-server:
Also you can get in touch with our User Advisory Centre by e-mail, phone or to appear in person.
https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → Außerdem → Benutzerberatung
Important information about your HU-Account is always sent to your e-mail address at the computer and
media service. Please initiate forwarding if you already use another mailbox
https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → E-Mail → Abwesenheitsschaltung, Weiterleitung und Filter
You can use this service by your personal HU-Account:
|for students only:
at the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum
the Erwin Schrödinger-Zentrum
|https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → Studium und Lehre → Öffentliche Computerarbeitsplätze|
names and ip-addresses of any importend servers:
|incoming mail server||mailbox.cms.hu-berlin.de|
|outgoing mail server||mailhost.cms.hu-berlin.de|
2. Notice about security
Pay attention to your password. No one except you should know your password.
Your password is like the key to your front door or like your VISA-card PIN.
If anybody gets to know your password your ID can be abused and thus causes
great damage for which you will have to take the responsibility. We will never
ask you about your password too.
There are programs written to spy out other people's passwords, e.g. trying
out each word of a dictionary systematically. To reduce the probability of
any abuse of your password to the absolute minimum please change your password once in a year.
Always we will remind you to change your password by e-mail to your e-mail address at our service.
Only for staff: The first password for the HU-Account must been changed into 6 weeks.
3. Change your password
An e-mail automatically sent will remind you to modify your password four weeks before the expiry date.
If you do not modify your password within the time limit your HU-Account will be suspended! If you change
your password once and then back into the old one, the modification will be ignored. A password is
accepted as modified only if it differs from the old one.
https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → HU-Account → Passwort ändern bzw. reaktivieren
After the modification it will take some time to get your new password activated in all services.
If you want to log in immediately after the password modification your new password may not have been
activated yet. In this case please wait 20 minutes and try again.
If you enter a new password it will be tested: A crackable password, which is too simple, will not
be accepted. Please keep the details at our www-site.
4. Resetting a password
If you are a student you can renset your password at this site
https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → HU-Account → Passwort vergessen
All other people have to contact the user help desk.
Your HU-Account includes a mailbox. Your address will be:
your_hu-account stands for your user identification.
A secound address will be composed of your name. Both addresses are equivalent. If there is
already a mailbox with your fore- and surname, your second e-mail-address runs as follows:
forename.surname.X@student.hu-berlin.de as the case may be
with X standing for a number. This is possible if you have already another address at the HU.
You will be informed about your definite second address per e-mail.
Don't use the second address before.
You've got several possibilities to use your mailbox:
- You may check your e-mail with a web-based software (SquirrelMail or RoundCube). This is a comfortable
option whenever you want to check your mail either from abroad or in an Internet café - and
you don't have to configure the software either! You will find SquirrelMail and RoundCube on:
https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → E-Mail → WebMail
- You may also fetch your mail via other e-mail programs, e.g. Thunderbird, Opera, MS Outlook.
Detailed advice on configuration for special e-mail programs you will find under:
https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → E-Mail → Konfiguration
6. Access to the intranet
Here you can find any information about how you can access to the intranet of the HU with WLAN or VPN:
https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → Netzzugang
7. Linux and file transfer
If you want to work with UNIX/Linux, please access our computer using a ssh (secure shell) connection. You may initiate a ssh-connection to the linux-server amor.cms.hu-berlin.de via a www-browser:
https://amor.cms.hu-berlin.de/ → Netzzugang → SSH2
You've got max. 50 GB to save personal data permanently in your home directory.
shows your actual memory cell occupancy.
If you exceed the limits the system will not allow any more saving processes on
your home directory. That can also lead to the fact that you cannot log in at the
workstations and PC. Even copies of mails sent out of UNIX (e.g. with pine)
cannot be filed in your sent-mail-folder. Try to erase redundant files like
temporary work files by commanding cleanhome.
The very easy way to transfer data between a Unix-platform and the PC is achievable
with WinSCP. The main goal of WinSCP is the secure transfer of data between a local
computer and a remote computer, for example amor.hu-berlin.de. This program can be used
for example to transfer a website data from a home computer up to the remote computer
or simple to update a website on the remote side amor.hu-berlin.de. Informations about
WinSCP you can find at this site:
https://amor.hu-berlin.de/ → Netzzugang → WinSCP
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin |
Computer and Media Service |
contact: User Advisory Centre
recent Update: 16.01.2015, Frank Olzog