Accounts

Creation

Accounts are created for people doing CS research, faculty, graduate students, staff, CS concentrators, undergraduates doing research with a CS faculty member, and students taking CS courses.

All accounts must have a faculty sponsor, either directly or through registration for a course. Requests for accounts for graduate students are made by a graduate student representative at the start of the academic year. Requests for undergraduate accounts are made by a faculty member or by TAs at the beginning of each semester.

Expiration

All accounts expire when the owner's association with the department ends and so each account will have an expiration date associated with it. A review of all accounts is done at the beginning and end of each semester. Idle accounts, ones who's expiration date has arrived, or ones not associated with a course are slated for removal. All accounts on the list will not automatically be removed - the expiration date is just an administrative guide and is quite easily extended at faculty request. A list of accounts to be removed is emailed to announce@lists.cs.brown.edu (all cs accounts get a copy) and individual mail is sent to each person on the list informing them of the upcoming removal of their account. About a month, between posting the list and removing the accounts, is given to be sure everyone has had the opportunity to respond if necessary.

NOTE: If your account was created before Fall 2010, you will need to use this Password Synchronizer once to keep various Windows services working. You will also need to do this again if your password is reset by an administrator.

Accounts are managed by the User Services Coordinator (email problem).