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Please have your PKZ and your PIN number ready for the activation of your employee account and visit the following website:

uniKIM - Identity management at the University of Cologne

Steps towards activation

1. Accept terms of use
In order to register at uniKIM, you need to accept the terms of use of the University of Cologne. Read and accept the "Agreement" in the left menu bar to continue with your registration.

Screenshot: Login Feld

2. Registration
First register with:
User name: PKZ (your employee identification - you received during your first days at work) 
Password: PIN (a four-digit number that you received the same way as the PKZ)

Screenshot: Kulanzanmeldung

3. Accept the accommodating agreement
Accept the accommodating arrangement to go on with your registration/password change. In case you end the process at this point, you have to wait for five minutes to retry.

Screenshot: Passwortregeln

4. Password rules
Carefully read the rules concerning your password and set a new one.

Screenshot: Accountinfos

5. Account information
On the following page you can see your account information. You can also check all saved data about you.

Applying for PKZ and PIN


  • The misuse of a user identification is a burden on the respective user.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk