Accounts

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Overview

Each Engineering student (or student taking an Engineering class) is eligible for an account with which they can login to the Windows, Linux, and OS X workstations of the Engineering Computing Center. (ECC, formerly the Design Center)

ECC accounts are completely independent of other campus accounts like @scu.edu or Camino.

Creation

Accounts are created automatically each quarter based on data from the University Registrar.

Manual Creation

For various reasons, not everyone eligible receives an account automatically. If you are eligible and need an account, come into the Engineering Computing Center (Building 402, Room 608) during normal business hours (8am-midnight, 7 days a week when school is in session, 10am-6pm during breaks and the summer) with your ACCESS Card. Show your ACCESS Card to the lab monitor on duty and request an account creation. They will gather the necessary data from you and submit an account creation request.

Account creation requests MUST be made in person with your ACCESS Card for verification.

Username

ECC usernames use the first letter of your first name, and up to the first seven letters of your last name. (If this would create a username that is already in use, a number is appended to the username to make it unique)

Passwords

Each ECC account actually has two passwords, one to access Windows systems and another to access Unix (Linux/OS X) systems. You may set these to the same password, but they are not automatically synced.

Default Passwords

By default, ECC account passwords are set to your full ACCESS Card ID number, with all the zeroes. When you first login, you will be forced to change this password. Until you have gone through the forced password change, certain functionality of your account will not work.

On Windows, you can go through the password change process by logging in locally to an ECC Windows system, or remotely via Terminal Services.

For Unix, you can go through the password change process by logging in locally to a Linux (but not OS X) box, or remotely via SSH to a Linux (but not OS X) box.

Password Resets

If you forget your password, you can request a password reset. This must be done in-person with your ACCESS Card in the Engineering Computing Center. Come to the ECC (Building 402, Room 608) during normal business hours (8am-midnight, 7 days a week when school is in session, 10am-6pm during breaks and the summer) and request a password reset from the lab monitor on duty. Let them know whether you need your Windows or Unix (or both) password reset. Password resets can take up to 5 minutes to fully process.

Password reset requests MUST be made in person with your ACCESS Card for verification.

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