Account Management Tools for
Computer Science Systems
WARNING: These tools work with a new account management system. No public CS computers currently use these passwords and groups. The first clusters to be moved to this system will be grad and ilab, in the summer of 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.
This will show you a Computer Science login screen.
- Two-factor authentication. In case you need more security than a simple password can provide.
NOTE on cron jobs: For systems that use these accounts, cron jobs need special attentino. 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.