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User Accounts

All access to shared computing facilities requires a valid ECC account, consisting of a username and password. Student usernames and passwords are automatically created for all registered students. Student accounts use the following naming convention:

Students attending prior to Fall 2011:
Username: first six letters of last name + first initial + two digit day of birth
Password: last four digits of social security number + two digit year of birth

Students attending beginning Fall 2011:
Username: first six letters of last name + first initial + middle initial + two digit day of birth + last digit year of birth
Password: last four digits of social security number + two digit year of birth

Note: The username should be in lowercase. If your last name is shorter than six characters, your entire last name should be used. For common last names, there is the possibility of having duplicate account names. If you have a common name or are unsure of your account name, use the form at the top of this page to identify your account name.

On-campus students who have problems logging in can go to their campus open lab, with a copy of their schedule and one form of photo identification. Distance learning students can contact the CITS Help Desk to resolve any account problems. Faculty and staff accounts need to be requested through the CITS Help Desk.

All username and passwords are assigned to individual users and should not be shared with others. Users will be held responsible for any misuse of their ECC account. To protect your account, the College Information Technology Services department suggests the following:

  • Always Log Off the computer when you have completed your session, or when you leave the workstation.
  • Select a password which is easy to remember, but difficult for someone to guess or figure out. An alphanumeric password (one consisting of letters and numbers) is highly recommended.
  • Never write down your password, display it on the monitor, or print it out on any document.
  • Change your password at least one a month. To change your password, log on to the computer then press Ctrl-Alt-Delete simultaneously; click on the "Change Password" button and enter your old password. Next, enter your new password; then enter it a second time to confirm and click "OK".
 

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