Element Web

Start here: https://matrix.tu-dresden.de

Start page of Element Webclient with login button

No registration is necessary, the service can be used immediately by clicking on “Register” on the homepage https://matrix.tu-dresden.de.

Login window with request to enter ZIH login and password

The drop-down menu “Log in with:” should be left at “User name”. Then the following entries must be made:

Username: ZIH-Login (only the ZIH-Login, no e-mail address!)

Password: ZIH password

An alternative login, e.g. using the e-mail address, is NOT possible during the first, initial login, only after the second login.

After the first login there is also no e-mail / confirmation mail.

Analogous to e-mail addresses, this results in matrix addresses with the following structure:


If you want to start immediately with a Matrix Client instead of the above mentioned website (Element Web-App installed at TU Dresden), it is important to change the home server from the usually default matrix.org to https://matrix.tu-dresden.de (shown in the following three screenshots)

Change login page with focus on the homeserver Button

  1. click on change

input field to change the home server with the input matrix.tu-dresden.de

  1. mark the preset home server address and remove it

  1. entry of the matrix home server address of the TU Dresden

Browser settings

Browser selection

Recommended are the browsers Firefox, Chromium, newer versions of MS Edge (based on Chromium). Older or unsuitable browsers may only show a white page.


Many people use script blockers to protect themselves from Tracking and malware in the browser, for example with the addon NoScript. Here you have to make the following settings (for the integration manager, e.g. Jitsi/Etherpad)

Browser plugin settings NoScript with tu-dresden.de and vector.im selected as trusted script sources


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  • tu-dresden.de
  • vector.im (for the integration manager)
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