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The IT division provides several  types types of Accounts:

  • Enterprise Directory Accounts (for all staff and affiliates). Automatically created as part of the HR on-boarding process.
  • Windows Active Directory (which can also be used by Mac users) to access workstations and shared files on the network. Automatically created for staff (and one type of affiliate) - contractors, others upon request.
  • Google Apps Accounts which provide access to Google mail, calendar, sites, and drive/docs.  Automatically created for staff (and one type of affiliate) - contractors, others upon request.
  • SCS cluster Account.  Created upon request
  • Unix server account. Created upon request.

Account request information is here

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Account termination 

Accounts are terminated when you leave the Lab.  IT can provide  limited access after you leave for two reasons: change of status (e.g. you are a staff member converting to affiliate), or because you need an extra week to clean up your files.  This requires supervisor approval (or HR confirmation if due to a status change)

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Additional information on Access to an account is here.

A note about passwords

  • Enterprise Directory passwords expire

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  • annually.
  • Active Directory passwords also expire every 6 months, but there is a grace period

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  • if logging in from a Windows machine

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  • . If you access network resources from a different platform, you will not know when the password expires and will not have a

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  • grace period

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