HfMDK account for teaching staff

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.


The IT department automatically sets up personalized accounts for all professors and teaching employees.

Change password

To change your password, please use the Self-Service Portal.

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 email address (emergency contact) in the form. You will then receive an email with a link that you can use to set a new password.

Forgotten/request username

If you have forgotten your username or did not receive the welcome email, please contact the IT department directly.

Validity and blocking

The validity of the account is normally linked to your work/employment relationship, with the termination of which the account is automatically blocked.

Login domain

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

Password Policy and 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