Persönliche Homepage

If you have a personal LRZ ID, you can create a personal homepage for this ID.

Important: This type of hosting is primarily geared towards personal pages of individuals, for example to promote their own scientific activities. The following limitations exist.

  • The domain name for a personal homepage always ends with "".
  • A personal homepage at the LRZ consists of static HTML content, that means, you can not use PHP.
  • The storage space for the personal homepage is limited.
  • You can only create a homepage for an ID that was created by a Master-User. A "foreign ID" imported from TUM, LMU etc. can not be used.

If you do not see an option to create a homepage in the IdM Portal, your ID can not be used.

Good to know

Institutions and projects of the Munich universities should not use personal homepages to build their internet site. Besides the limitations mentioned above, a personal homepage can not be passed on to successors. Institutions and projects of the Munich universities should use the LRZ-Webhosting.

Setting up

To set up a personal homepage, log in to the Identity Management Portal with your personal ID. In the section "Self Service" in the navigation column on the left, under "Account", choose "create/edit personal homepage". The homepage gets set up automatically, but it might take a few minutes until it is available. Your homepage is avalable at the following URL:


 <wunschname> is a name you may choose. It should consist only of lower-case letters, numbers and the mins character ("-").

You can add aliases to your homepage, using the "add an additional homepage alias" in the IdM Portal.

Editing your site

After creation of your homepage, there is an initial file "index.html". To fill your site with content, you need to create files and upload them to the site.

Connecting and Upload

You can transfer your files from your computer to the webserver using a data transfer program like FileZilla (for Windows, Linux and Mac) oder WinSCP (for Windows). We recommend using one of the SCP, SFTP or FTPS protocolls, because passwords and data are encrypted during transmission.

The target host for all protocolls ist Use your personal account ID as user name.

Your personal homepage has a home directory in on an NFS volume (Network file storage). At the path is:


With <account> being your account ID and <x> is the last character of this account ID. Example:


Within the home directory, the folder "webserver/htdocs/" hold the files for the website.  Examples:

  • "" corresponds to:
    • relative path:   webserver/htdocs/index.html
    • absolute path:   /nfs/web_user/www/p/mu73zop/webserver/htdocs/index.html
  • "" entspricht:
    • relative path:   webserver/htdocs/kontakt.html
    • absolute path:   /nfs/web_user/www/p/mu73zop/webserver/htdocs/kontakt.html

Technical notes

  • To avoid problems you should use only lowercase characters and avoid spaces or special characters.

  • If possible, transmit your files in binary mode, as "ASCII mode" can modify your files.

  • Personal homepages can use .htaccess for configuration, for example to set up a password protection for directories. You can find more information and examples at


Is is possible, or may even be mandatory, that your personal homepage can only be visited via an encrypted connection. Encrypted connections are already enabled. Your personal homepage ist always available by using HTTPS.

   https://<wunschname>  (note the "s" in "https")

The article  "Konfigurationsbeispiele mit .htaccess" has instructions on how to force an encrypted connection. (The method show in the IdM Portal is not used anymore.)

Deleting your personal homepage

If you do not need your personal homepage anymore, you can delete it with all the files in the  IdM Portal. Choose the option "delete the homepage including all stored data".