Obtain a guest number here.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
- Read and consent to Brookhaven National Laboratory 's Computer User Agreement by faxing a signed copy of the agreement form to: 1-(631)-344-8686.
Please contact the Guest, User, and Visitor Center at 1-631-344-3333 or guvcenter (at) bnl (dot) gov with any questions.
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will also receive a separate AFS account and an AFS working area.