User regulation

Access for scientists and research

In order to get your personal and personalized user account (or to extend its validity term) for the Lichtenberg high performance computer, the following user regulations have to be accepted and signed (pp. 7+8 only). For legal reasons, the regulations are available in German. A translation is provided.

Do not share your account, neither by passing on your password nor by sharing your ssh key!

Please note: the validity term of the HLR user accounts is completely independent of any associated project!
As projects may have several users and any given user might be associated with several projects, there is no easy way of unison. Your user account could thus expire even while you are associated with a project still running.

However, you will receive an email reminder ca. 4 weeks in advance of your account's expiration.

Staff members and Students of TU Darmstadt

  • Please fill in the application form on page 7 of the document, print pages 7+8 only (duplex) and send the signed original by post to our address (please refer to the contact information on the right of this text).

Staff members and Students of other Hessian universities

  • Please fill in the application form on page 7 of the document, print pages 7+8 only (duplex) and send the signed original by post to your local contact person.

The HRZ will establish the requested user account for the approved validity term and will inform the user by mail upon completion.

To see the expiry date of your own user account, use the script /shared/bin/account_expire after logging in.

How to set or change my Lichtenberg password?

We are in the process of changing the way your HLR login password is set and maintained.

New users

For all new users (and users changing their main TUID password), the “Lichtenberg” HLR password will now be in sync with your TUID password. You log in to the HLR with the same password you set for your TUID.

Existing users

For that to establish for your own TUID, please log into the current IDM system of the TU Darmstadt (SSO – Single Sign On), and change your TUID password to a new one. A few seconds later, you should be able to log in to the HLR with that same password.

As long as you don't actively change your TUID password, your HLR login password remains the old (or last) one you have set yourself on the former “ANDO” portal.

The above holds true also for Guest-TUIDs.

Cluster-Usage for courses (teaching, workshops)

For courses, lectures and workshops, we can set up separate accounts on request. Please find here more information.

Information for new users