Single Sign-On

Single Sign-On is a session/user authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications.

Some of the uses of Single Sign On:

  • Login to any computer , any Operating System(Windows/Linux)
  • Use the Computer Resources(Internet, File Server, Wi-Fi)
  • Access Amrita mail

The primary domain of our campus is named as amritavidya.

Be specific to select ‘amritavidya‘ in the ‘Log on to:’ field.

Please Note: Password for user account needs to be changed in every 30 days.

(Refer Password policy for more info)

E-Mail Facility

Staff members (Teaching /Non –teaching) are provided with email facility as per the request placed either by the HR or by the HOD

You can also access the web-mail on public network as well.

Login - link

Please Note: Password for email needs to be changed every 30 days.

(Refer Password policy for more info)

Internet Facility

Internet facility is provided through out the campus. Please refer to Internet Usage Policy for more information.


You can get Wi-Fi connectivity on your personal laptop at no additional cost. Please register your laptop with ICTS to get access.

Contact ICTS Office for more information.

You may also refer to the Laptop usage policy on our Website.

Telephone Facility

Staff members (Teaching /Non –teaching) are provided with phone extension number as per the request from the HOD.  The phone extensions can be used not only for internal communication, but can be used as a normal Land Line number, where people from outside the organization can also contact you directly.

Dial out options are provided depending on User profile. By Default, only internal phone extensions are allowed.

People outside the university campus, can dial: 0476- 280- <phone extension number> to contact any of the staff member directly.

File server account

By default a staff member is allotted a default space of 500MB in the fileserver.  This space can be used to store your data.  For ease of use, this space has been configured to the computers in the campus network. It will be shown as ‘( z : )’ drive when you open ‘My Computer’ after logging to the domain: amritavidya.

File Server name: Brahma

If Z drive is not seen in ‘My Computer’, then follow the following steps to access the drive:

  • Click on Start
  • Select RUN
  • Type in: \\brahma and Press Enter. You would be able to find the Public_html folder and the share drive

For Linux Users:

  • Select Connect to option and type in
  • Use your amritavidya username and password

Shared server account

Staff members can have a shared server space which can be authenticated by the Campus Wide Login ID. This is a common storage or a group that belongs to each of the schools in the campus.

Server Name: Amba

In order to access this, go to

For windows users:

  • Click on Start
  • Select RUN
  • Type in: \\amba and Press Enter
  • Select ‘Shared Files’ Folder and then select the group or school you belong to

For Linux Users:

  • Select Connect to option and type in amba.
  • Use your amritavidya username and password

Personal Web Pages

You can publish your personal webpage. Each user will have a public_html folder in their file server home directory (‘Z ‘Drive). This web home folder is automatically populated at the time the user account is created.

The web page address will be<login-name> where “login-name” is your Campus-Wide-Login ID.

Any file that you would like to use as a part of your web page should be placed in your public_html folder.

Other User Accounts

Other accounts are created as per requests. These include:

  • Database Server Account
  • Application Server Account

If you require any of these two accounts to be created, please send an email to

Data Backup and Restore

Backups are done promptly on the basis of a well-defined backup policy.  Important Data and Files are to be stored on the network drives.

The ‘Z’ drive of your PC would normally be mapped to the file server. The file server is scheduled to dump daily backups to a redundant storage server.


Users that need files restored must submit a request to the ICTS help desk (EXT: 6600). Include information about:

  1. File creation date
  2. Name of the file
  3. Last time it was changed
  4. Date and Time it was deleted or destroyed.

If the file was newly created and deleted in the period between full backups/ daily incremental, its restoration is not possible.  If the file was created prior to a full backup/ daily incremental, but modified during the following week, then only the version existing at the time of the full backup/daily incremental can be restored.