User Accounts

Creating new user accounts

New procedure Jan 2008

  • login to http://cra.cern.ch
  • follow CRA -> Group admin -> Person accounts
  • click on "reserve a name"
  • click on LOV
  • type the name (or a part of it) to the field to display the information in the HR database
    • check that the CERN id number and birthday agree
    • click on the name to have the form filled with the corresponding data
  • choose a different login ID if requested
  • set the group as zh
  • click on accounts -> user accounts -> new
    • select mailserver (cascades ais, nice, afs, plus)
  • give the password to the user
  • Users will then have 3 days within which they must go to the web page http://cern.ch/cernaccount and click on 'New User'.
    • They will be required to follow a short computer security awareness training course, read the CERN Computing Rules, and then confirm that they accept the rules.
    • If this is not completed within 3 days all their computer accounts will be blocked and they will have to contact the Helpdesk to unblock their accounts and get a second chance to completethe registration.

Old procedure

  • have the form signed by the person who makes the request
  • request a contact address where the pwd can be sent
  • login to http://cra.cern.ch
  • follow CRA -> Group admin -> Person accounts
  • click on "reserve a name"
  • click on LOV
  • type the name (or a part of it) to the field to display the information in the HR database
    • check that the CERN id number and birthday agree
    • click on the name to have the form filled with the corresponding data
  • choose a different login ID if requested
  • set the group as zh
  • click on accounts -> user accounts -> new
    • select mailserver (cascades ais, nice, afs, plus)
  • fax the form to 78630
  • when the accounts appear as active, send the following mail
     Dear NNN,
                                                                                                         
    your CERN accounts are now ready.  Your login name is
    "xxxxxx" and the initial temporary password "yyyyyy".
    It is valid only for a few days, during which you have
    to change it in the independent Cern password systems:
                                                                                                         
    1)  AFS/lxplus:  login into the Cern linux farm by:
             "ssh xxxxxx@lxplus.cern.ch"
        and change the the password by typing "kpasswd"
                                                                                                         
    2)  NICE: use the web for the NICE-mailserver password:
              http://mmm.cern.ch
        and follow the link "change password".  There you
        also find help how to set up your mail agent, and
        possible forwarding.
    
    2+) AIS/edh (administrative/electronic document handling):
              http://edh.cern.ch
        The NICE password is valid for the edh entry.
        Now you can see documents written by others, but to
        authorize your own documents you need another password
        called "authorization password". In case you need this,
        you have to ask from CERN-IT helpdesk (tel. ++41227678888)
        or e-mail  helpdesk@cern.ch  to set one for you.
                                                                                                         
    The AFS/lxplus  password is used in CMS related jobs
    and documents, and the nice-novell-mailserver with many
    IT-department services, like in registration of a laptop.
                                                                                                         
    All these passwords are independent from each other.
                                                                                                         
    Best regards
                                                                                                         
      

Special cases

  • User already has a CERN account in a different group -> ask user reg. to change to group
  • User did not change the pwd before its expiration -> IT help desk

-- CMSUserSupport - 20 Jul 2007

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