Account Management Tools for
Computer Science Systems
These tools work with an account management system put in place in August, 2017. For details on the new system see Computer Science Department user administration tools
- Activate an account on a Computer Science system
This will let you create an account for Computer Science Department systems. Computer science faculty, majors, grad students, and students enrolled in computer science courses other than 110, 170 and 494 are eligible for accounts.
- Set or reset your Computer Science password.
This will show you a University login screen. So as long as you remember your University password, you set or reset your CS password. If you need more security than a simple password can afford, please see two factor authentication.
- Group management. This will let authorized users (typically faculty) create user groups for computer science systems. This will let you share files with other people and authorize guest users. If you need a guide, see Managing Your Users and Groups on CS Computer Systems
This will show you a Computer Science login screen.
- Consider giving us contact information, in case we need to reach you for support reasons.
You can set additional information using "ipa user-mod", e.g. "ipa user-mod YOURNETID --phone=8484452001". "ipa user-mod --help" will give a list of what can be set. "ipa user-show YOURNETID" will show your current information. You only need to do this once. The same information applies to all of our systems. Note that changing first name, lastname, and GECOS won't do anything useful, since we reset them to the official University names nightly.
- By default, everyone uses the bash shell. To change to tcsh use "ipa user-mod YOURNETID --shell=/bin/tcsh" on one of the systems that is fully converted. (See previous item.)
- Two-factor authentication. In case you need more security than a simple password can provide.
- Integrating your computer into Kerberos . How to set up your computer to use Kerberos.
- Sharing files between systems
NOTE on cron jobs: For systems that use these accounts, cron jobs need special attention. If you're using cron, and you want your jobs to access files in your home directory, you must use "kgetcred -r" on each host where you're going to use cron. See "man kgetcred" for more information.