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Wednesday, 23 February 2005

Accounts are given on a class by class basis. We offer these accounts for students:

Student Account Type

Department

CS Unix

CS

ECE Unix

ECE

Windows

CEE, CS, ECE, ETM, MME

CS Linux

CS

Linux
CEE, CS, ECE, ETM, MME

Overview of the account creation process

  • Teacher requests that class gets a certain account
  • Student registers for that class
  • Starting at the beginning of term, our account system adds that account to the student's account record if they don't already have it
  • Student comes to one of our front desks (EB-325A and FAB 82-01) with a PSU identification number and photo id, and validates the account
  • Student is given validation sheet with username and password
  • Accounts are usually activated within several hours. Logging in to our systems will not be possible until the account is active.

Note: If you registered for a class today or if you are a newly admitted major, you won’t be in our user accounts database for at least two business days. Any exceptions to the standard process are handled on a case-by-case basis through the respective department office.

Front Desk Hours and Locations

What if I had an account in the past? If it is inactive, you will be issued a new password. You will keep your existing username. If you forgot the username, we can tell you that, too. 

What if I forget my password or lose my validation sheet?

Recovery:
If you password was reset in the past 3 days, you will see a button to recover the original randomly generated password in CRAM. After 3 days, the password is not accessible and you would need to reset it.

Resetting: If you forgot your password, you can reset it in CRAM by clicking the reset password button next to the username.  

Also, you can request a new password at one of our front desks. We can not retrieve your password and you will have to be issued a new one.

 When does my account expire? Your MCECS account will expire approximately 1 year after you stop taking MCECS courses. 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 February 2015 )

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