How to access the intranet

The I.FAST Intranet is a Sharepoint Collaborative Workspace with the following URL:

It is open to all I.FAST members and requires a log in and password.

Intranet access requires two things:

  1. You must be on the I.FAST members list
  2. You must have a CERN external account or a CERN NICE (lightweight) account. 

How to join the I.FAST member list

To be added to a mailing list please fill out this member registration form

How to get a CERN external account

If you do not already have a CERN NICE account, then you need a CERN external account to access the Intranet. Visit the CERN accounts page to register a new CERN NICE (lightweight) account. Once you have completed the online registration form, you will receive an email to validate your account and set a password. You can then use your email address and the password that you have created to access the Intranet. The whole process should take just a few minutes.

Problems logging in

Log in problems may be due to the following reasons:

Log in from outside CERN

You need to add “CERN\” to your username i.e. “CERN\username”, or use your email address.

Using a Mac

Some older versions of the Safari web-browser have some known issues connecting to SharePoint sites. In this case it is recommended to use Firefox or Internet Explorer instead.

Do not have a CERN external account

See above: "How to get a CERN external account"

Not on an I.FAST mailing list

See above: "How to join the I.FAST members list"

Problems with your CERN email account

Follow this link, and on the left-hand side of the webpage click "Check Account Status" to view details of your CERN email account (also know as CERN NICE account).

CERN email accounts need their passwords reset once per year (you are notified of this in advance by email). If a password is not reset the account is deactivated. To reactive it you must contact

For more information on CERN accounts, see Account Registration and All about accounts and passwords at CERN