Sciebo (Cloud-Service)


Sciebo is a statewide (NRW) cloud service for research, studies and teaching, which is operated from the university in Münster.

Sciebo automatically synchronizes data on different devices (“Sync”) and allows working together on documents (“Share”). You can access your data anytime on all of your devices via an app, a desktop client or a web interface. You can share either single files or whole folders with other people.

Every user has a capacity of 30 GB available.

Employees can (if needed) expand their capacity to up to 500 GB under My sciebo. There you first have to choose your university and then authenticate yourself with your university ID. After logging in successfully, you can choose the option “Volumen erhöhen” (expand capacity).

Please check first if your data is suitable to save in a cloud: Datenkategorien und ihre Eignung zur sciebo-Cloud-Nutzung [PDF]

If you are part of a work group or institute, you can request a project box.

Problem solving

Problem solving assistent

Access and instructions


Desktop-Client configuration

Sciebo Client

No Office on the go?

Sciebo allows simultaneous reviewing and editing of documents in real time with multiple authors (similar to Google Docs)

The integrated Open Office version in the web interface allows simple editing of Office documents in your browser. You can find an instruction under: If you want to work on a document simultaneously with other people, you can do so now in real time, similar to Google Docs with multiple authors in the Sciebo web interface.

This function is a quick and easy way to work together on editing publications and project requests.

People working on a document have to be logged in their sciebo account. Please note that it is important to use the correct “share” function in the web interface:

“Sharing with external users” does not work for collective editing, since every person who is supposed to edit a document, has to be logged in the sciebo web interface. A simple access to the file is not sufficient. It is, however, possible to invite external users as sciebo guests, so they can edit shared documents:

Access to sciebo

Sciebo is available to all members of UDE (students and employees).

To set up access to sciebo, you have to register on the website The registration works automatically via the identity provider of University Duisburg-Essen with the login-ID (Unikennung) and your password. Registration only works with UDE main IDs. You cannot register with a secondary ID.


After registration, you can log into the sciebo-server of University Duisburg-Essen via the web interface.

Use <login-ID> as your login name. Since this is not an e-mail address it is important that you always use the long version (“” instead of “”). Also, note that you need to use your sciebo password (which you selected yourself), not the university password.


The sciebo desktop client is a software that you can use to save your sciebo files locally on your PC. The client runs in the background and synchronizes your files automatically.

Note: Connecting with older client versions is no longer possible. Please update your client whenever necessary.

Do not use the WebDAV client (especially under Windows 10). This can lead to loss of data, since the client does not work properly!!

Further Information


You need to reauthenticate every 6 months.

You can find instructions and tutorials regarding sciebo under The published General Terms of Business are to be applied.

You can find tutorials on how to share files here.

Employees can invite external users (e.g. from other universities that are not part of the sciebo program) to sciebo. These guests then get their own sciebo guest access and can use the sciebo client that way. Students can only share files with external users via a link.

Working with encrypted files
Information on working with encrypted files (german) in sciebo for employees of UDE.