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== UMIACS Account Introduction ==
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== [[Accounts#UMIACS_Account | UMIACS Account]] Introduction ==
  
UMIACS maintains several different systems and facilities. The basic UMIACS account is called your OpenLab Account, which includes access to facilities including:
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UMIACS maintains several different systems and facilities. The basic [[UMIACS Account]] includes access to facilities including:
  
* [[EMail | E-mail]]
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* [[Email | E-mail]], which is automatically [[BarracudaSpamFirewall | spam filtered]]
* [[OpenLab | Several login machines]]
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* Several login machines ([[OpenLAB]])
 
* Basic home directory space
 
* Basic home directory space
* [[WebSpace|Web]] and [[FileTransferProtocol | FTP]] space
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* [[OBJ | Object Storage]] space
* The OpenLab HPC cluster
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* The [[OpenLAB]] HPC cluster
* [[VPN]], Printing ...
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* [[VPN]], [[Printing]] ...
  
Your OpenLab account actually consists of two accounts, a Unix Account and Windows (also called your PC) Account.  You will use either of these two accounts to access different institute resources, and when you join or are affiliated with different labs, these accounts will be granted access to more lab specific resources.
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The goal of the [[OpenLAB]] is to provide a basic computing environment for communications, authoring, file sharing, and general administrative computing.  Use of facilities are subject to the [[OpenLAB]]'s Acceptable Use Policy.
 
 
The goal of the OpenLab is to provide a basic computing environment for communications, authoring, file sharing, and general administrative computing.  Use of facilities are subject to the OpenLab's Acceptable Use Policy.
 
  
 
== Getting An Account ==
 
== Getting An Account ==
  
If you do not already have an account, you will need to fill out the account request form located at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/intranet/accountRequest/form.htm Please note that for the PI field you will be entering your PI/Professor/Sponsor's account name here at UMIACS.  Also indicate any labs you are a member of in the notes field to speed up access to your lab's resources.  
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If you do not already have an account, you will need to fill out the account request form located at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/requests/accounts/new/  Please note that for the PI field you will be entering your PI/Professor/Sponsor's account name here at UMIACS.  Also indicate any labs you are a member of in the notes field to speed up access to your lab's resources.  
  
Once the form is submitted, it will return to you your initial password for your accounts, please keep it.  If you forget your password, you can always come to the UMIACS Helpdesk in 3142 AVW with a photo ID to reset it.  Accounts can take anywhere from a few hours to a day for installation, depending on how quickly your PI approves your account.
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Once the form is submitted, confirm you email address by checking your personal email, and wait for your PI to approve the account request.  Accounts can take anywhere from a few hours to a day for installation, depending on how quickly your PI approves your account.
  
 
== Logging into your Account ==
 
== Logging into your Account ==
  
Once your account has been installed, you can use [[ssh]] to login to openlab.umiacs.umd.edu.  You can also login to other [[OpenLab | OpenLab hosts]] or any machines located in the OpenLab workstation room 4462 AVW.  You will also have login access to most department windows machines as well.
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Once your account has been installed, you can use [[SSH]] to login to openlab.umiacs.umd.edu.
  
 
== Account Maintenance ==
 
== Account Maintenance ==
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There are a few web applications for managing your account:
 
There are a few web applications for managing your account:
  
* <b>chinfo</b> - https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/chinfo/ Change your mail delivery/forward options, change your default shells, and setting office numbers
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* <b>[https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/directory/info Directory Profile] </b> - Change your mail delivery/forward options, change your shells, and setting of office numbers.
* <b>passwd</b> - https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/cgi-bin/changepass Change your unix password
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* <b>[https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/password UMIACS Change Password] </b> - Change your UMIACS password.
  
 
== Where's my data? ==
 
== Where's my data? ==
  
Your unix home directory is accessible from most machines in /nfshomes/<username> You may have different home directories in different locations while using specific labs' machines.  Your local data processing <b>is</b> different depending on the operating system of your desktop, please see:
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Your UNIX home directory is accessible from most machines from your [[NFShomes]]. You may have different home directories in different locations while using specific labs' machines.  Your local data processing <b>is</b> different depending on the operating system of your desktop, please see:
  
* Unix/Linux Local Data Policies
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* [[LocalDataStorage#UNIX_Local_Storage | Unix/Linux Local Data Policies]]
* Windows Local Data Policies
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* [[LocalDataStorage#Windows_Local_Storage | Windows Local Data Policies]]
  
Your web space and FTP space are in different locationsand your lab may have data stored in the subversion repository as well. If you need to access your data remotely, we recommend using [[SFTP]].
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You can find out where your web space and FTP space are from [[NASUsers]]Your lab may have data stored in [[GitLab]] repositories as well. If you need to access your data remotely, we recommend using [[SFTP]].  Many of our labs have specific network attached storage in addition to the default allocation a user is given.
  
 
== Questions? ==
 
== Questions? ==
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[mailto:staff@umiacs.umd.edu staff@umiacs.umd.edu]  
 
[mailto:staff@umiacs.umd.edu staff@umiacs.umd.edu]  
  
Or at the UMIACS Helpdesk
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or at the [[HelpDesk|UMIACS Helpdesk]] in Iribe Center room 3109.
 
 
A.V. Williams room 3142 Hours: 9-12:30 1:30-5
 

Latest revision as of 16:05, 5 January 2021

UMIACS Account Introduction

UMIACS maintains several different systems and facilities. The basic UMIACS Account includes access to facilities including:

The goal of the OpenLAB is to provide a basic computing environment for communications, authoring, file sharing, and general administrative computing. Use of facilities are subject to the OpenLAB's Acceptable Use Policy.

Getting An Account

If you do not already have an account, you will need to fill out the account request form located at https://intranet.umiacs.umd.edu/requests/accounts/new/ Please note that for the PI field you will be entering your PI/Professor/Sponsor's account name here at UMIACS. Also indicate any labs you are a member of in the notes field to speed up access to your lab's resources.

Once the form is submitted, confirm you email address by checking your personal email, and wait for your PI to approve the account request. Accounts can take anywhere from a few hours to a day for installation, depending on how quickly your PI approves your account.

Logging into your Account

Once your account has been installed, you can use SSH to login to openlab.umiacs.umd.edu.

Account Maintenance

There are a few web applications for managing your account:

Where's my data?

Your UNIX home directory is accessible from most machines from your NFShomes. You may have different home directories in different locations while using specific labs' machines. Your local data processing is different depending on the operating system of your desktop, please see:

You can find out where your web space and FTP space are from NASUsers. Your lab may have data stored in GitLab repositories as well. If you need to access your data remotely, we recommend using SFTP. Many of our labs have specific network attached storage in addition to the default allocation a user is given.

Questions?

Explore the rest of the wiki - if you have any problems or questions, you can contact the technical staff at

staff@umiacs.umd.edu

or at the UMIACS Helpdesk in Iribe Center room 3109.