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  • IfI Account: If you do not have an account at the institute, you should get one at the Technik Service (see here for further details).
  • Account for Server: If you need access to a specific server for your work, you need to contact your system administrator. You may want an account on aeon and teach.
  • Password: You should change your Password immediately using this site.
  • Mailing Lists: As described here, you should subscribe to rt-all and, if you are a new staff member (Mitarbeiter), also to rt-ma. KIELER developers are also required to subscribe to rt-kieler-devel.
  • SSH: If you do not already have an SSH key, you should generate one to get access to some of the systems you'll be working with.

    titleGenerating an SSH key...

    An SSH-Key is a key pair for use in asymmetric cryptosystems. It can be generated with the program ssh-keygen, see man ssh-keygen for more details. An example for its use:

    Code Block
    msp@launchpad:~> ssh-keygen -t dsa
    Generating public/private dsa key pair.
    Enter file in which to save the key (/home/msp/.ssh/id_dsa):
    Created directory '/home/msp/.ssh'.
    Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
    Enter same passphrase again:
    Your identification has been saved in /home/msp/.ssh/id_dsa.
    Your public key has been saved in /home/msp/.ssh/
    The key fingerprint is:
    9f:1c:23:48:62:8c:e7:92:40:13:d5:c5:f5:79:e0:bd msp@launchpad

    The filename prompt for the key can be skipped with return. The passphrase is a symmetric key that is used to encrypt your secret key; if you write something there, you have to enter that same password every time you use your key, e.g. when you log in with ssh on a machine where the key is needed. The file .ssh/id_dsa is your secret key, you must never give this file to anyone else. .ssh/ is your public key, this is the one you can give to others so it can be used for cryptography.

  • Git: To get access to our Git repositories, register with our Stash system, upload your SSH key and ask the system administrator to add you to the user groups there.
  • Photo: To get listed on the group's website and poster, please send a portrait photo to the secretary. The portrait photo should have a height:width aspect ratio of 4:3, eg 640x480 pixels (or higher resolution).
  • Keys: To get a key to your office, please contact the secretary.
  • WWW: To further familiarize yourself with the group's activities and processes, you should surf and read the group's website and wiki. In particular, there is further advice if you write a thesis or if you prepare a paper for publication.
  • BibTeX: At the group we maintain central BibTeX MIGRATE ME files and a Digital Library.
  • LaTeX: The group uses the kcss style for publications and theses.
  • KIELER: If you are working in the KIELER project, see the project website and especially read and follow the KIELER wiki!


  • WWW Maintenance: To get write-access to our website (that is, to the Typo3 content management system), please ask the system administrator to request this from the webmaster.
  • Personal Homepage: You should create a personal homepage, following the layout of the other personal homepages. After doing that, you should contact the secretary, who will link in your page from the Kontakt/Contact page accordingly.
  • Drivers Licence: You should get a Landesführerschein, which permits you to drive a CAU vehicle (eg, for excursions). Contact the secretary for this.
  • Parking: If you want to park on the CAU campus, you need a "Parkmarke". Contact the secretary for this.
  • Publications: To list your publications correctly, you need to add your name to /home/biblio/bib/ on the aeon server.