Skip to main content


Students at EPITA are given two kind of accounts: one is related with their status as a IONIS student (Bocal account), and another one is linked to EPITA (Forge account).



This account is also known as the Bocal account. Bocal is the former name of IONIS' IT department and should not be used anymore.

The IONIS account is created at the beginning of the scholarship, allowing students to:

You can access this account with your email address.

Your IONIS password cannot be changed manually but it can be regenerated on the IONIS intranet by doing a password recovery (you have to logout from the page first).


Every EPITA student is given a Forge account. It serves purposes such as:

  • UNIX sessions on PXE
  • UNIX exams (SPÉ/ING)
  • Forge's intranet
  • Moodle
  • Some workshops (THLR, algorithms, etc...)

You access this account using your EPITA login which is usually the first part of your email address, before