Oct 13 – 15, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Access to CERN computing network

CERN Computing Rules

Registration of all computers connected to CERN's network is obligatory - only registered computers are allowed network access.
Visitors can connect their private laptop to the CERN domain but at their own risks. CERN therefore accepts no liability for any breakdown, loss of data or any breach of confidentiality.
Visitors should also be aware of the Rules for Using CERN Computing Facilities (Operational Circular nº 5).


How to access the CERN network 

If you do not have a CERN computer account, you can register your laptop and connect to the CERN network on a temporary basis for up to four weeks.

    You complete the Web form at: http://cern.ch/registerVisitorComputer
    Your CERN contact person receives the request for approval.
    Note: by approving the request, your CERN contact person assumes responsibility for you to follow CERN's computer security rules. CERN reserves the right to reject registration requests.
    You receive confirmation that your CERN contact person has (dis)/approved the request.
    Make sure that up-to-date antivirus software with live updates and applicable security patches are installed on your computer.
    To prevent virus propagation, network access will be blocked for computers found infected or vulnerable.

When asked for a contact person at CERN, please use the following:
Name:MAGE-GRANADOS First Name: Patricia
CERN Department: PH

If you have a CERN computer account, you should register in full the computer in CERN's network database: http://cern.ch/register.
Registration is mandatory and only registered computers will get network access.

Once at CERN

When you try to open an Internet window you will be prompted with a registration form. Fill it in with the contact details mentioned above.