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FAQs Account & Card

In our FAQ section you will find answers to many questions in relation with your TUB-Account. more to: FAQs Account & Card

Campus Card for students and employees

The Campus Card is now available in version 2 for students and employees. Students may choose between the old Campus Card without chip and the new Campus Card with chip.
The card can be used for your authentication at the TUB portal on various operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS). Furthermore, it offers a certificate to encrypt and sign your e-mails. The chip is "tap-proof" and can only be read through a mechanical contact with a card reader. It does not use RFID.

Personal information and card specifications

The following information is saved on your Campus Card:

  • your identification number ("Ordnungsmerkmal)")
  • your official TU Berlin e-mail address
  • your certificate for your e-mail address

Supported platforms

Supported platforms

The card reader and the Campus Card software can be used on the following platforms:

  • MS-Windows (XP / Vista / Win 7 / Server 2003 / Server 2008) and above
  • Linux (kernel 2.6.26(x86) / kernel 2.6.26(amd64)) and above
  • MAC OS X (10.5(i386) / 10.6(i386 u. x86-64)) and above

Card reader and software installation

Card readers supported by your operating system can be found in the documentation that comes with the card software ("CardOS API - Freigabehinweise.pdf", chapter 3). Download the software, uncompress it and open the file "start.html".

  • Students need to get a card reader on their own expense and install the software themselves.
  • Employees have the following options:

    • Use your own card reader and download and install the card software.
    • Contact your IT supervisor, who can set up your card reader for you.
    • Employees and IT supervisors can contact the tubIT hotline, which arranges the delivery of the card readers.

Comparison of new and old Campus Card for students

old Campus Card without chip
new Campus Card with chip
access to TUB portal with passwort and TAN list
e-mail encryption and signature
access to TUB portal without TAN list
card reader and software necessary

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