HfMDK account for students

The HfMDK account is your central user ID at the HfMDK Frankfurt. The HfMDK account consists of a login name and a domain. This combination is generated automatically and cannot be changed. The authorization to use the account is valid for the duration of the membership and expires automatically upon its termination. An extension beyond this period is not possible.


All students automatically receive an account set up by the IT department when they enroll. Your user name is formed from your matriculation number and the domain "students.hfmdk-frankfurt.de". If your matriculation number is, for example, "12345", your complete user name is "12345@students.hfmdk-frankfurt.de". Please note that your account will be created or unlocked 24 hours after successful enrollment / re-registration at the earliest!

Account activation

In order to use the account, you must first activate it and assign a password. To do this, go to the "Reset by e-mail" section in the self-service portal and enter your full user name and your stored contact e-mail address (emergency contact) in the form. You will then receive an e-mail with further instructions at this address.

Change password

To change the password, please use the Self-Service Portal: enter your full username, the current password and the new password twice.

Forgotten your password?

If you ever forget your password, you can reset it yourself in two steps via the self-service portal: To do this, enter your user name and your stored contact e-mail address (emergency contact) in the form. You will then receive an e-mail with a link that you can use to set a new password.

Logon domain

The login domain of your account is students.hfmdk-frankfurt.de.

Validity of the accounts

The validity of an account ends at the end of each semester (winter semester: March 31., summer semester: September 30.) The account is automatically extended for the following semester if you re-register on time.

Password Policy & Emergency Contact

Keyword Guidelines

To ensure basic security of the passwords used, so-called password guidelines exist. These define minimum requirements for the structure, complexity and length of the permitted passwords:

  • The length is at least 8 characters
  • The password contains characters from at least 3 categories:
    • Lowercase letters (a-z incl. umlauts, diacritics, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Capital letters (A-Z incl. umlauts, diacritics, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
    • Numbers (0-9)
  • Special characters (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"<>,'.?/)
  • The username and/or realname must not be included in the password

Tips on choosing and using passwords can be found at the BSI in its section "BSI for Citizens", among others.

Emergency contact/contact email address

What is the emergency contact and what is it for? 

  • For the emergency contact or contact email address, enter a personal email address other than your email address at HfMDK Frankfurt. The emergency contact is only needed to recover the password as well as to request the username.

How do I set my emergency contact? 

  • In the students and staff section (excluding administration), your email address that you provided when you enrolled or started working at the HfMDK is automatically set. If you forget your password, for example, and do not yet have an emergency contact, you can set an emergency contact on site at the computer center. Please bring a photo ID for this purpose.

Contact for general inquiries


You need the HfMDK account to use the following services