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New Instructional Users: Getting Started

What Who When How
Instructional computer account student in EECS/CS major or course at the start of the semester UNIX and Windows "named" accounts:
  1. "named" accounts can be used for many EECS class assignments.   They are active for EE and CS majors until they graduate.   Non-majors in many classes are also eligible; their accounts expire at the end of the semester.
  2. A UNIX account and a Windows account will be created using the same login name.   The initial password for both will be on the account form.   The UNIX account includes an email address and a personal WEB site.
  3. Get one by logging in as 'newacct'   (passwd: 'newacct') on one of the Newacct Kiosks in 199 Cory or 349 Soda, or over the net using 'ssh' to cory.eecs.berkeley.edu.   'newacct' gives you instructions; typically your account form and password are emailed to you the next business day.
  4. If you do not have a UC Berkeley SID, you should submit an Account Request Form, signed by your instructor, to 378 Cory.   Then run 'newacct' after you have been approved.
  5. Users with pre-existing EECS research accounts must run 'newacct' once to obtain Instructional privileges before they can use Instructional computers and printers.   Please see http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/connecting.html#grad.
in lecture or lab section UNIX and Windows "class" accounts:
  1. "class" accounts have special features that are required for certain classes. They expire at the end of the semester.
  2. Some classes only get UNIX "class" accounts; others only get Windows "class" accounts.
  3. Get the account form from your instructor or TA.
  4. Login to http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/webacct for a summary of your instructional accounts and print quotas.

Cardkey access to labs student in EECS/CS major or course after getting a computer account
  1. Cardkeys are enabled automatically for the rooms your classes use.
  2. If not, visit 387 Soda (weekdays 8am-noon, 1pm-4:30pm)
  3. Bring your Student ID card
  4. Also see cardkey.help
Email accounts student in EECS/CS major or course after getting a computer account
  1. EECS Instructional UNIX accounts are also @imail.eecs email accounts;   use the WEB mail server http://imail.eecs.berkeley.edu or FireFox, Outlook, pine, etc (set them for IMAP with SSL); also see   http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/connecting.html
  2. EECS grads and staff can get an @eecs or @cs mail alias; send email to postmaster@eecs;
  3. All UCB students and staff can get an @calmail email account; see http://calmail.berkeley.edu/ or contact CalMail Consulting at 510-642-8500 (press 2 and then 1).   CalMail accounts are for email only, not for doing homework, etc
Network access from home or laptop all UCB students & employees after getting a CalNet ID
  1. Campus wireless:   see http://airbears.berkeley.edu/
  2. Remote logins to EECS:   http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/connecting.html.

About Other Computer Services in EECShttp://inst.EECS.Berkeley.EDU/~inst/resources.html


Tuesday, April 08, 2014 inst@eecs.berkeley.edu