Account Types

Account Types 2018-08-06T12:40:19+00:00

Account Types

General MCECS Account

Your MCECS Account is what is used to log into all of the computing resources and services offered by the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. It is distinct from your ODIN account, though they likely share the same username.

More information about your MCECS account can be found here for students, and here for faculty/staff.

If you have questions about your Odin Account, you can contact OIT.

MCECS Account Types

  • Student Account

  • Granted to students (undergraduate and graduate/PHD) who are taking MCECS classes. Able to login to all General Labs and services. Departmental labs with appropriate access. Print to computer lab printers. Grad/PHD students may have access to systems in specialized research spaces.

  • Faculty Account

  • Granted to full time faculty. Able to login to all General and specific Departmental labs, supported faculty desktops and services. Browse to much of Windows Dept Share. Read/write access to selected areas for faculty. Access to all printers in designated department offices.

  • Other Faculty Account

  • Granted to non-full time faculty. Able to login to all General and specific Departmental labs, supported faculty desktops and services. Browse to much of Windows Dept Share. No read/write access unless requested. No default department printer access. Can be granted on request.

  • Staff Account

  • Granted to full time department staff. Able to login to all General and specific Departmental labs, supported staff desktops and services. Browse and read/write to much of the designated department folder in Windows Dept Share. Access to all printers in designated department offices.

  • Other Staff Account (often used for Student Worker Accounts)

  • Typically granted to student workers or other temporary time departmental staff. We recommend a separate account for student workers so that their work files and access to department folders and printers can be contained outside of their regular student account. Able to login to all General and specific Departmental labs, supported staff desktops and services. Browse to much of Windows Dept Share. No read/write access unless requested. No default department printer access. Can be granted on request.

  • Visitor/Intern/Guest Account

  • Granted to people with a short term relationship with a department, such as visiting faculty, interns, event coordinators, etc. Able to login to all General Labs and services. Departmental labs with appropriate access. Print to computer lab printers. May require special requests to get full functionality. Contact us if you have need of special access for a guest account.

Database Accounts

MCECS accounts do not have the ability to access our database servers by default. This means you will be unable to access our MySQL or PostgreSQL services until you come to the front desk with your ID and request database accounts be created for you.

Your MySQL or PostgreSQL username and the name of your database will both be the same as your MCECS username. Please exercise caution when using your password with database scripts, you should avoid it when possible and lock down the file when you can’t.

Service Accounts

Service accounts are created whenever a group or organization in MCECS needs a distinct MCECS account to manage services, own files, or interact with resources. A service account is not tied to any person, and its access credentials may change hands as members of the group or organization leave or join. At no point should a service account be used to store personal or private data. Groups just needing easily accessible group storage options should request a stash.

Any service account request is a special and unique process tailored to the specific needs of the group. To request a service account, please contact us.

Temporary Accounts

Temporary accounts may be created for events in MCECS not dealing with MCECS students. These accounts are very basic forms of MCECS accounts and are only used for a short while, usually not longer than two weeks at a time. After the event is completed, these accounts have all data cleaned off of them and are then destroyed. Temporary accounts can do anything a regular MCECS account can do, including printing and accessing lab computers, though they require a specific request for each service needed.

All temporary account requests are done on a per-event basis and do not happen automatically. To request a batch of temporary accounts for your event, please contact us.

Alumni Account

Alumni accounts are what normal MCECS accounts become for students who wish to be alumnified instead of expired. Alumni accounts only have 1G of disk quota and lose their ability to log into and use Windows machines and resources. They maintain access to Linux machines and resources, as well as any other services not limited to an operating system such as your legacy @cecs.pdx.edu email address.

If you have an MCECS account that is set to expire, you can request alumnification for your account instead. Respond to the normal expiration email with your request for alumnification instead of expiration, and we will work with you to accommodate your needs.