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External users: How to request a UNIL account (neither student nor employee)


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The opening of IT access (IT account with or without a personal @unil.ch mailbox) is not automatic for people who are external to UNIL (neither student registered on a study plan, nor employee with a contract at UNIL). This article explains how to request a UNIL computer account with or without a personal mailbox for external users.


  1. Go to https://eduid.ch/, click on Create account.
  2. Create an account based on your personal email address (e.g. @gmail.com; @bluewin.ch, etc.) and follow the SWITCH instructions to verify it.
  3. Go to https://www.unil.ch/ci/id, open the first section Obtenir un compte informatique personnel (avec ou sans boîte email) and click on the link under Demander un compte informatique, then authenticate with the edu-ID account created beforehand.
  4. The form loads with your edu-ID information (firstname, lastname, private mailbox).
  5. Complete the UNIL account application form, paying particular attention to the following points:
    1. Adresse postale: indicate your private address, a letter containing the information regarding your UNIL account will be sent by post to this address.
    2. Groupe de personnes auquel vous appartenez choose Externes de la Faculté de biologie et médecine, Bugnon (FBM)
    3. Créer une boite email UNIL personnelle?, choose Oui
    4. Justification/explication, indicate that you are collaborating with UNIL without any UNIL contract and give the name of your manager at the Faculty.
  6. On your first day of work on site, please bring the letter containing the information of your UNIL IT account that was sent to your private address by the UNIL IT Center. A member of staff from the FBM IT Service will help you to activate your account according to the instructions described on the page https://id.unil.ch/activer.

The UNIL account for external collaborators is valid for one year. You will receive instructions by email to renew it a few days before it is automatically blocked.

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