Getting Started: Faculty, Staff and Students

IIT provides students with various Computer Facilities which include Email, Web Browsing, File Storage and Terminal Access. All these are based on your LDAP-ID and passwordIt is suggested to use these facilities responsibly for your and IITB's security.

The following information will be useful to you for accessing LDAP login and password: 

LDAP Details

  • Your initial password is your date of birth in ddmmyyyy format. For example if your birth-date is January 5, 1983 your password will be 05011983.
  • If for some reason your initial password does not work, your Department Sysad will help you fix it.

Updating LDAP Details
After registration it is recommended that you visit· and do the following:

  • Important: Reset your password immediately
  • Choose a new LDAP ID after a month of your registration. You will be able to send/receive mails at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  You can change your ID only once
  • If you forget your LDAP password then contact your respective Department Sysad

Web Browsing and Email Account Access

  1. Abiding by the terms of use of IIT Bombay IT Resources by accepting the IITB IT Policy - This will enable you to browse the web and access your IITB Email Account (GPO)
  2. For browsing non-IITB websites you need to setup your Proxy:
    • In the network options of your web browser you need to provide the follwing path in Auto Configuration field:""(recommended method)
    • Alternatively, you could either configure proxy manually - on port 80. Do NOT use Proxy for internal sites (*, The syntax may be different in different browsers.
    • Now try to access any external site and you will be prompted by to enter your LDAP-ID and password.

Don't forget to read the·Essential FAQs

Following are a few specific details for 

Faculty & Staff

  • LDAP login credentials will be given to you by the department sysad. Once you receive your user-id and password you can change the user-id. Please choose it carefully as it can be changed only once. You can send and receive emails using your email account This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Residential Network connection information is available in RESNET Pages.
  • Every new faculty is given a new PC.The maximum budget for this is Rs 75,000/- (seventy five thousand only).
    View PC Configuration Details


  • For details of Hostel IP Allocation read the article:Hostel IP allocation or ask your hostel sysad.
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