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User Accounts

by John S. De Stefano Jr. last modified Mar 24, 2018 10:04 AM
An active and valid BNL Life or Guest Number is required in order to gain approval for an RACF computing account.

Obtain a guest number here.

  1. Why is this necessary?
    In order to comply with stricter U.S. Department of Energy requirements, we are requiring all of our active accounts to have active Life or Guest Numbers and to have completed CyberSecurity training.
  2. CyberSecurity Training
    Please visit the BNL Training site to complete the relatively short CyberSecurity Training course, which requires your Life or Guest Number for the purpose of recording your progress through the course.
  3. Extending or Reactivating Guest Numbers
    You will be notified at multiple intervals before your appointment expires. Please follow the instructions given in these notifications to renew your appointment.

Obtaining a New User Account

In order to obtain a new computer account on systems at the RACF, you must:

  1. Read and consent to Brookhaven National Laboratory 's Computer User Agreement.
    Please contact the Guest, User, and Visitor Center at 1-631-344-3333 or guvcenter (at) bnl (dot) gov with any questions.
  2. Fill out the Computer Account Request Form.
    Once you have filled out and sent in the request form, the RACF will verify your eligibility for a computing account.
    You will be notified, via the email address that you have provided, when your account has been activated.
    All invalid requests will be discarded.

Account Details

Your primary account enables you to log into the Sun and Linux boxes. Your home directory will (by default) be the in the NFS file system: /usatlas/u/username

Your email address will be:

You will also receive a separate AFS account and an AFS working area.

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