JLU User IDs/Accounts, (Student) ID card, Certificates
As a student or member of staff of JLU Giessen you get a digital identity: your JLU User ID. This includes a JLU e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) plus corresponding disc space for saving your e-mails and other data. As a student you will also get the multifunctional JLU student ID card which allows you access to important web-services including reliable authentification with your personal certificate. Communication with these web-services is safe due to SSL-encoding and server certificates.
JLU's multifunctional student ID card not only has its externally visible features like your name and photo on it, it also includes internal features like an electronic purse or a personal digital certificate. It is issued to all students of JLU as a multifunctional electronic student ID card.