Information about IT at the hmt

User account for Students, Lecturers and Employees

Members of the hmt Rostock are automatically provided with a central user account and e-mail mailbox, which they will receive upon enrolment or commencement of employment at the hmt. If a private e-mail address has been provided to the hmt, the login credentials will be sent there, otherwise you will receive it by a post letter. 

The very first step for you is to change your initial password using the link
This page is to manage all of your official information and account. Enter your user name and the initial password in the upper right corner. You will then be asked to reenter a new password.
Please choose a secure password that contains at least nine characters (small and large letters, numbers and special characters). And please DO NOT FORGET PASSWORD! You can now proceed using this new login information, but it might take some minutes, till all systems will get the update.


hmt email

With your enrollment you will get assigned an hmt e-mail address. This is your  official address where you will receive important university information.
Hmt's e-mail service can be accessed via the web mail program Outlook Web Access (OWA) at

For students we grant 250 MB of storage space and 500 MB for lecturers. If you use about 98% of your storage space, an automatic quota warning will appear. You can only receive mails if there is enough free space in your mailbox.



The hmt offers wireless internet access. The WIFI at the hmt Rostock has a coverage for most parts of the building.

To signup, please choose the  WIFI KLOSTER network and use your central user account data to log in. Guests could get a guest account at the hmt library.

With the start of 2017, the internal EDUROAM network can be used. Eduroam is an initiative that enables employees and students of participating universities and organisations to access the Internet at the locations of all participating organisations using their user names and passwords of their home insitutions. As an example, you could then log in to the eduroam of the University of Rostock, the University of Greifswald etc. with your e-mail address / password of the user account. As login credentials, please use your user account with the addition  (e.g.: and your standard login password.



The intranet pages contains information for you such as the listing of teachers with e-mail and telephone contact details, official university announcements, protocols of committee meetings, orchestra dates and castings, forms (including documents from the previous form server), poster and programme templates, a guide to frequently asked questions and much more.

Please click on Quick Links on our website above and select LOGIN INTRANET. Please use your offiical user account credentials.

Maintenance of communication systems

Maintenance of communication systems

Every last Friday of the month, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., there is a maintenance timeslot to check and update the information and telecommunication systems by external providers. During this period, some systems might become out of order, or some limitations may occur. In many cases, however, these are not noticeable.

Manuals & Howtos

Manuals & Howtos

The following manuals contain step-by-step instructions with screenshots and German comments for e.g. recover forgoten password, setup e-mail forwarding etc.

How to forward your hmt e-mail to your private mail account

Automated deletion of forwarded messages (The application is recommended after your e-mails have been forwarded to another mail account) 

Forgot your password?

Quick guide how to use the copying machines

WIFI access under Windows 7 (required certificate)



The hmt offers a Zeutschel bookscanner at the library. You can use it to create scans and save them to your smartphone or tablet. This functionality requires the

zeta2mobile on your device

Download the App

Here you will get a german manual for the app setup.

Guest access to the University of Rostock

Guest access to the University of Rostock

Members of the hmt could be granted a guest access to the University of Rostock, which allows them to use its services. This requires to fill in a user form at the Universitys datacentre (ITMZ). As confirmation, the hmt Chancellor has to signup and to seal this request. Students will need to add a up to date confirmation of their membership.

You will get more details and the form here

Online conferences using DFNconf

Online conferences using DFNconf

The hmt has a DFNcon service agreement with the DFN (Deutsches Forschungsnetz - german researcher network).

This service includes the possibility to host video- and audio- webconferences.The focus is on research and schooling and offers esp. the central components to create online sessions. Further information and a organizer login you will get here

The datacentre of the University of Rostock (ITMZ) offers a tutorial and guide here:

Online conferences with Zoom

Online conferences with Zoom

The hmt has Zoom software licenses, that could be used for your work instead of the free-to-use DFN video conference software. You will need to fiill a request form at Prorektor Mr. Martin Rieck.


If you have any questions, please contact our IT service provider, who takes over the computer centre tasks of our university

For teachers and staff, the first level support is provided by our own internal IT unit.