The HsKA computer network

The HsKA computer network
What is VPN und why do I need it?
VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a special kind of network layer
that is required to connect an external PC, laptop etc. to the HsKA
computer network. You need VPN to get access to the file system
(e.g. \public, \hs\homes, ref. to p.5).
What is the HsKA computer network?
private home
private laptop
used at HsKA
What do I do if my VPN does not work?
Run command prompt (Start > cmd):
1. Can you connect to the VPN gateway?
ping (must respond)
2. Are you able to connect to the HsKA mainframe LOGIN?
if it responds - VPN is ok, check browser configuration
if no response - see section „IT troubleshooting“ in ILIAS: > VPN-Zugang
How do I connect to \\ads\dfs\...?
Using VPN, you can connect to directories on the HsKA servers, e.g.
\\ads\dfs\AB\Datenaustausch or \\ads\dfs\MMT\public, ...
1. Connect to network drive by following the menu
Start > Computer > Netzlaufwerke verbinden
HsKA network
2. Choose a drive letter (e.g. Z:)
3. Make a path entry into the input field „Ordner“:
What are the prerequisites for using VPN?
1. Hardware requirements:
connection at home:
connection on campus: VPN cable / WLAN-AP
List of APs (Access Points) on campus:
2. Software requirements:
VPN client and HsKA profile hska.pcf available for download
at the websites of the IZ:
How do I install a VPN-Client?
1. Create a folder named VPN on your computer (PC/laptop)
2. Go to the IZ website, download the profile hska.pcf and the VPN
client software which is appropriate for your operation system,
save both in your “VPN” folder
3. Unzip VPN client into the folder VPN
4. Install VPN client (autorun installation)
5. Note: Reboot your computer
6. Start VPN client software
7. When entry hska has not been inserted automatically,
click on „import“ and select profile hska.pcf to import.
8. Select hska entry, click on <Connect> button
and enter your IZ account data in the login window
e.g. mami1011 and IZ password
9. Make the settings for the HsKA firewall in your browser:
e.g Internet Explorer: Extras > Internetoptionen >
use a proxy server for your LAN
settings: Port 8888
bypass proxy server for local address (*
Proxy settings only apply to VPN in the HsKA computer
network. Deactivate these settings when not using VPN or
use different internet browser.
4. Click on
„Verbindung mit anderen Anmeldeinformationen herstellen“.
5. Log in with your IZ account data as ADS user: e.g. ads\mami1011
Where do I find documents and informations?
ILIAS E-Learning (requires IZ account data)
Hardware and software offerings e (MSDNAA, VPN, SSH,...)
LSF (Lehre-Studium-Forschung)
Where can I get help for IT problems?
IT troubleshooting
1. Read the FAQs in the HsKA Internet and in ILIAS
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fax: (0721) 92
[email protected]
email: iz-benut
web: http://w
2. Ask your IT administrator:
In order to find the IT administrator responsible for you please see
3. Contact the IT helpdesk „IZ-Benutzerberatung“
eMail: [email protected]
(always indicate your IZ username in your email, but never indicate
your password)
Why do I need the IZ account data?
You will need the IZ account data – IZ user name (8 characters) and IZ
password (8 to 12 characters) – to use the following IT services provided
by the IZ:
Mainframe: (Port 22) (Port 8888)
Firewall: (Port 1080) (Port 80)
Webserver: (Port 443)
Mailserver: (Port 110 / 995) (Port 25)
Plot tokens are available at the “Reprographie” (Printing Shop) in building R
What does my IZ account data look like?
Micky Maus
Example for a student:
IZ user name ("Benutzername"): mami1011
IZ password ("Passwort"):
email address:
[email protected]
Example for staff ("Mitarbeiter"): Dagobert Duck
IZ user name ("Benutzername"): duda0001
IZ password ("Passwort"):
email address:
[email protected]
Professors and other staff members additionally get an
email alias:
<first name>.<last name>
Example: [email protected]
How do I get my account data?
The account data is given to you personally in a secure printout containing IZ
user name and IZ password. You get your printout from the secretary at your
faculty (see the blue-coloured IZ flyer) or from the IT helpdesk office ("IZBenutzerberatung"). Please have identification ready (CampusCard/identity
card) as you will be required to present this to the helpdesk staff.
How can I login to a Pool PC?
Start a Pool PC running
Windows 7 and login to the domain ADS (default) using the IZ
account data contained in your
secure printout.
login at ADS
How do I create a T(rans)A(ction)N(umber) list? > Online-Service 2 für Studierende
Login to Online-Service 2 with your IZ account data and start the "TAN-Verwaltung", then:
1. Create TAN list with 1st initial TAN (date of birth, e.g. 071286)
2. Save TAN list by clicking on the link (.pdf) and print it
3. Activate TAN list with 2nd initial TAN (reverse date of birth,
e.g. 861207) and 1st TAN from the created (.pdf) list.
Next time you create a TAN list you will need 2 TANs from this list.
What do I do if my initial TANs are invalid?
Please contact the “Infothek” (information desk) in building R. The contact
persons are listed in the blue-coloured IZ flyer or at
AWM - Advanced Web Management
The AWM is a web form to maintain your IZ account data and your email
settings. The AWM is available through the HsKA network (note: for access
from outside, VPN is required): or > AWM
The AWM provides you with the following functions:
•• change of IZ password
•• set up email forwarding
•• set up email auto answer
•• set up personal white list/black list entries
•• check user email traffic
Login to the AWM with your IZ account data.
How can I read my emails?
With an email client, e.g. MS-Outlook, Thunderbird,.... On the pool PCs,
you can use the preconfigured email client (…)
On a private computer you may need to configure your email client yourself.
settings to read emails: (Port 995)
(receiving emails max. 10 per 10 minutes)
settings to send emails: (Port 25)
It is possible to receive emails which have come in at the HsKA
account by using However if you want to
send emails via the HsKA email server (
you need a VPN tunnel.
How do I set up a function to forward my emails?
How do I change my password in the AWM?
Login to AWM and click on the link My Account, then click on
Passwort ändern.
Fill in the required form fields and submit by clicking at the button
Passwort ändern
2. Set the switch „Weiterleitung“
1. Click on „
to „on“ :
„My Account“ and choose
„Einträge ändern“
3. Enter one or more
email addresses:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Click on „Einträge prüfen“ to check the entries. When „Alle Eingaben
sind gültig“ is displayed, click on „Änderungen bestätigen“ to confirm
Where does my data get stored?
It is mandatory to change your IZ password immediately after receiving your IZ account.
IZ password conventions:
- minimum of 8, maximum of 12 characters
- must contain lower and upper case characters
- must contain at least 1 digit (0..9)
- must not contain special characters
- example: Mrkh2Bs1a
How do I change my password using SSH?
Connect to the HsKA mainframe using SSH with the following data:
host name:
user name: <username> (e.g. mami1011)
port number: 22
Start password modification with the command passwd and confirm with
<enter>.Type the old password once and the new password twice. Note:
Nothing is displayed on the screen. Quit the login session with the command
exit and <enter>.
Download ssh-Client:
Where and how can I create my webspace?
Central data storage spaces:
1. Local hard disk at Pool-PC: drive L:
Note: L: is a public drive visible to anyone
2. Personal home directory at the mainframe LOGIN called homes.
Volume: 2 GB für data and email. Access is provided
via ADS
via the file server
3. Simplified access to data on Pool PC:
drive N: as a subdirectory of your home directory
\\hs-fs-01\homes\.nt resp. \\ads\dfs\hs\homes\.nt
Note: There is no backup made from the drives L: and N:,
you need to do a backup copy of your data yourself if required.
Create a folder named .public_html in your home directory
Create and save the start page named
home directory 2 GB
password protected
Access to your webspace:<username>
Note: This is an easy way to share large amounts of data with others.
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