The authorization at the Harz University of Applied Sciences is done via the issued user account (u-number for students or m-number for employees and the corresponding password). With this user ID, all members of the Harz University of Applied Sciences can log in to the various services and use them.
Since 2008 the Harz University of Applied Sciences is a member of the DFN-AAI (in German) Federation. The identity provider (in German) is responsible for the identification. Thus services of other institutions can be used.
When authorizing a third-party service, user information is requested in the background. By logging in the user agrees that the Harz University of Applied Sciences may forward requested user information (attributes) to the service provider.