New Accounts

Reviewed by John Sopko 7/29/2016

Account And Password

Computer Science login and passwords are separate from your campus Onyen account. In most cases your Computer Science login will be the same as your Onyen unless the login name is already taken. For new accounts you can set your password and obtain your Computer Science login name by going here: https://cs.unc.edu/webpass/onyen/. After your initial password is set you can change your Computer Science password at https://cs.unc.edu/webpass/. If you have problems obtaining your Computer Science login and password email: help@cs.unc.edu with your name and Onyen.

If you qualify for a Computer Science Google for education account you can login with your Computer Science login and password at https://gmail.com. When you login to Google you must login with “your_login@cs.unc.edu”.

Graduate Account Information

Your Computer Science graduate user account includes an account on the department’s Google Apps For Education domain which provides a variety of services. We use our Google Apps domain for departmental email and calendar services as well as google drive for storing documents and data.  Your department email address will be your CSlogin@cs.unc.edu. To access your department google account, go to https://gmail.com and log in with your CSlogin@cs.unc.edu as your login using your Computer Science password. Make sure to add the domain @cs.unc.edu to your gmail login!

Undergraduate Major Information

You have been issued a Computer Science user account because you are taking a course that might require you to use computers and software in Sitterson Hall or the Brooks Computer Science Building or access files on Computer Science Department servers.  As of fall 2016 semester undergraduate student accounts will not include a Google Apps For Education account. A Google account for undergraduates will be created on an as needed basis. For example, part time students or if a particular course uses a Google Apps For Education service. Email sent to your CSlogin@cs.unc.edu will automatically forward to the email address specified as your preferred address in the Registrar’s records.

Non Majors

You have been issued a Computer Science user account because you are taking a course that might require you to use computers and software in Sitterson Hall or the Brooks Computer Science Building or access files on Computer Science Department servers. You do not have a Google Apps For Education account. Email sent to your CSlogin@cs.unc.edu will automatically forward to the email address specified as your preferred address in the Registrar’s records.

Research, Visitor and Guest Information

Email sent to your Computer Science email address, CSlogin@cs.unc.edu, will automatically forward to the email address that you specified to your faculty sponsor. You can request a Google Apps For Education account to access research data, calendar information etc. Please send email to help@cs.unc.edu requesting a Google Apps For Education account.

Using your CS user account

Your Computer Science user account will allow you to log in to Windows and Linux systems in Sitterson Hall, Brooks CS Building, and (for some researchers) CS-administered machines located in the Physics Department in Chapman Hall. You can also use your CS account to ssh log in to some of the department’s Linux servers. See the following password about public login servers.

http://www.cs.unc.edu/cms/help/public-linux-machines/