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How do I access CATI?

What can I do if I can’t sign in to my account? The steps below will show you how to login to CATI.

All DB group members are authorized to access information on CATI. However, please note that you cannot login before your iMan request for access to CATI has been approved.

iMan, the identity tool of DB Group, allows realtime controlling of user accesses and offers an overview of all users of IT Resources of the DB Group. Please find further information on the iMan website.

Non-BKU users, please visit the iMan website (available in German only) for additional information.

How to apply for CATI access via iMan:

Step 1A (for BKU Users) - Logon with DB User

All BKU users can logon to the iMan application by using their DB User credentials.

Step 1B (for SIMS User) - Activation DB User (if not already done)

Currently, registration in Iman is only possible with a DB user.

The quick guide below explains in a few steps how to activate your DB User account. In order to avoid long waiting times and problems, it is generally recommended to use the activation portal. However, if this is not possible due to missing requirements stated below, a password letter can be ordered via the DB-Systel service portal.

Requirements for the activation of the DB user account via the activation portal:

  • Availability of a sponsor who confirms the identity of the employee to be activated (referred to here as the beneficiary)
  • This sponsor must be in the same organizational unit or the direct superior of the beneficiary and must have an active DB user account

The steps required to activate your DB User account are described below:

The link to confirm the identity of a beneficiary by a sponsor can be found here.

After activating your DB User account you will be able to activate the access to iMan. The necessary steps for this activation can be found on DB Planet.

Note for SIMS users: If you are not yet a beneficiary of iMan, please activate iMan in your SIMS account first. For more detailed information, please contact your SIMS helpdesk.

Step 2 – Submit an iMan Request

Apply for your access to CATI via iMan according to this description.

Please find step-by-step instructions (from login to submitting a request) in the taps below.

  1. Login in iMan


  2. Open iMan – Main Menu


  3. Submit a new Request


  4. Insert
    (a) IT Ressource: Key 00000816
    (b) Request type: Set-up
    (c) Account type: User Account
    (d) Beneficiaries: < yourself >
    (e) Comment of further request details (free)
    (f) Role ID < 18445 with newsletter or 18447 without newsletter >
    (g) Forward to: < your personal supervisor >


  5. Click Save

  6. If necessary, register in CATI for the newsletter after receiving your access data (unless role 18443 has been deposited in the iMan application)

  1. Login in iMan


  2. Open iMan – My to-do list


    and click the open request


  3. Click Forward/Approve


  4. Select the G2-Approver G2 CATI / 2.Genehmiger CATI


  5. Click Forward to / Approve

Step 3 – Completion of iMan Workflows

After you have sent your request for CATI access, you have to wait until the 1st as well as the 2nd approver accept your iMan request. The system administrator will then proceed with final steps in iMan. After your user account has been created, the iMan request is closed.

Note: You can view the processing status of a request in iMan at any time. Please visit the iMan website for further information.

Schritt 4 – Email confirmation

After your CATI account has been activated, you will receive a confirmation email with an access link and user account information.

In case you cannot login to the newly created user account, please contact