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Share your documents and data in a fast and secure way with bwSync&Share.

bwSync&Share is an exclusive offer by the Land allowing students and staff members at higher education institutions in Baden-Württemberg a fast, secure and free way of storing, exchanging and synchronizing data between different users, desktop computers and mobile devices. You can access your data from your internet browser or, alternatively, via a Sync&Share Client.

Read more about the service here (in German):

Overview bwSync&Share

How can I use bwSync&Share?

You can access bwSync&Share via the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) website. To do so, you need to create a bwSync&Share account:

Registration bwSync&Share

You can then log in to bwSync&Share by using

  • your Uni-ID (user ID) at the University of Mannheim and
  • your password for this ID.

Login bwSync&Share

How do I get invited to a shared folder?

To get access to a shared folder an invitation with the following mail address is necessary: Uni-ID@mail.uni-mannheim.de (please replace “Uni-ID” by your personal Uni-ID).

Requirements, technical details and availability

  • Requirements of use

    Legal requirements:     

    • Please observe the terms of use.
    • The service is currently not suitable for storing personal data.

    Technical requirements:    

    • Internet browser with latest update and stable internet connection
    • All common operating systems are supported.
    • Before you can use bwSync&Share, you need to register at https://bwidm.scc.kit.edu. You can then access the service website at https://bwSyncAndShare.kit.edu, where you can download the necessary software allowing you to synchronize data between different user devices and the bwSync&Share servers.
    • As a way of authentication, you need to create an account with bwSync&Share and log in using a personal user ID and password.
    • All users have access to a personal space with a storage capacity of 25 GB, which they can share with other users. The bwSyncAndShare website website provides you with further information on exchanging data and storing data online.
  • Technical details

    • The data of bwSync&Share users are stored on the storage systems of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and are thereby subject to German data protection legislation.
    • The communication between user devices and the central storage systems is encrypted.
    • Only the user who initially stored the data as well as users who have been granted access rights can access these data.
  • Service availability

    The bwSync&Share service is currently in its first three-year operating phase. During this period, all costs for the basic service including 25 GB storage capacity are covered by the Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of Baden-Württemberg (MWK).

    We guarantee a 99.9 percent service availability. However, we cannot exclude downtime in individual cases.
    Should this be the case, please contact our support team via e-mail (itsupport@uni-mannheim.de) or telephone (+49 621 181-2000). We will help you as quickly as possible.

Did you know?

ILIAS is the e-learning platform used at the University of Mannheim. On ILIAS, you can find learning materials, test your learning progress by completing online tests, create wiki content together with your learning groups or teachers, and communicate with them.


We are here for you:

For our live classroom support, you can call us under +49 621 181-2001 or send an e-mail to mmproblemmail-uni-mannheim.de.