SMB Unix User accounts

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Requesting an account

Follow these steps:

  1. Fill out, print and sign the Computer Account Request Form (PDF).
    Make sure you read the SLAC policy on "Use of Information Resources" before you sign the form.
  2. Send the signed form to Thomas Eriksson. You can use fax, mail or email (scan and save as PDF).
    • FAX # 650-926-3292 (add a heads up via email)
    • Thomas Eriksson, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Rd, MS99, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Account maintenance

The account will be initially set up with a temporary password (chosen by you in the Computer Request Form); you must login within one day after you receive the notification of account creation and change the password. Use the form:

https://smb.slac.stanford.edu/ChangePassword

As per SLAC policy, the password will expire every six months. An e-mail notifications is sent to the account prior to expiration. If you wish to forward the notification to your habitual e-mail address do this:

  1. Log in to your SMB Unix account. In your home directory (/home/"your_id"), create a file called .forward
  2. Use an editor to add your e-mail address to the .forward file and save it. If you have more than one e-mail address or you want other people in your group to receive the notification, add one address per line.

Use the ChangePassword form to change the password before it expires.

If the password expires or if the account remains inactive for a long time, it will be locked. If the account is locked or if you forget your password, contact Thomas Eriksson or user support staff.