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Obtaining a Courant Computer Account

Below is information regarding who is eligible for CIMS accounts, how they are obtained and the duration for which they are valid. Unless otherwise indicated, account requests should be made via email to helpdesk(at) cims.nyu.edu. When accounts are created, printouts providing usernames and passwords are given to the account requesters, then relayed to the new users, or they can be picked up by arrangement from the systems staff offices.


Faculty

Accounts for new faculty should be created upon appointment at the request of CIMS HR or administrative staff. Account information, username and password, will be relayed back to the incoming faculty member through the requester. The account will remain valid for as long as the faculty member is affiliated with Courant, and expired by arrangement with the department if and when the faculty member leaves the institute.

Researchers, Postdocs, and Visiting Members

Accounts for visiting members, postdocs, and other research staff are created at the request of either administrative staff or a sponsoring faculty member. Account information, such as username and password, will be relayed to these new users through the requester. These accounts will be valid for the duration of the user's affiliation with Courant.

Adjunct Instructors

Accounts for adjunct instructors are created at the request of either administrative staff or a faculty member. Account information, such as username and password, will be relayed to these users through the requester. These accounts will be valid for the duration of the user's affiliation with Courant.

Short term guest accounts

Courant receives a steady flow of short-term visitors who simply need to be able to login to Courant systems to access the internet and use resources at their home institutions. For this purpose, we maintain a pool of guest accounts, which are recycled upon each guest's departure, and thus should be used only for temporary storage of files. These accounts are created at the request of administrative staff or a faculty member, and information regarding the accounts will be relayed to the through the requester.

In addition, short term guests often have laptops, which they would like to connect to the network. This can be done using either  wirelessly or using a temporary IP addresses.

Math PhD students

These accounts are created automatically when you first enter the program. Please see Tamar Arnon in room 723 WWH to pick up a printout with your username and password. Unless arrangements are made to maintain an account as an alumnus, a PhD student account will be terminated one year after graduation or three months after leaving the program without obtaining a degree.

CS PhD students

These accounts are created automatically when you first enter the program. Please see Santiago Pizzini in WWH 325 to pick up a printout with your username and password. Unless arrangements are made to maintain an account as an alumnus, a PhD student account will be terminated one year after graduation or three months after leaving the program without obtaining a degree.

Masters students

While all masters students are eligible for CIMS accounts, our recent experience had been that a large percentage of students have not used their CIMS accounts, so we have stopped creating these accounts for all masters students upon their initial enrollment in the masters programs. To get a CIMS account, MS students, need to authenticate using their NYU NetID and NYU-Home passwords to fill out a simple form. Once you fill out the form, your status will need to be verified with your department. Please allow three business days. Once this is done, your account will be created and you will be notified via email to your NYU-Home account regarding when and where you can pick up a printout with your Courant account information.

Unless arrangements are made to maintain an account as an alumnus, a masters student account will be terminated six months after graduation, three months after leaving the program without obtaining a degree, or after more than two consecutive terms of inactivity (ie, not being enrolled) in the program.

Class Accounts

Class accounts are created for students who are enrolled in Math or CS graduate courses for which access to CIMS computing resources is necessary, but who are not matriculated in a graduate program in either department. Such students could be undergraduate students, or graduate students in other NYU programs. To apply for a class account, please fill out the request form. These accounts are valid only for the semester in which the course is taken and will expire one month after that semester ends. Extensions can be given at the request of the instructor if required to complete the coursework after the semester has ended.

If an undergraduate class requires use of the Courant systems for course work, class accounts can be requested  by the instructor for the entire class. In such cases, either the instructor or a departmental administrator should provide the systems group with a class roster.

CS Minor Accounts

CS Minor accounts are created for students who are enrolled in one of teh CS minor courses for which access to CIMS computing resources is necessary.  These accounts should be created automatically and provided by your professor at the begining of the semester.  These accounts are valid only for the semester in which the course is taken and will expire one month after that semester ends. Extensions can be given at the request of the instructor if required to complete the coursework after the semester has ended.  These accounts are limited to the i6 resources.

Alumni Accounts

Alumni who have completed graduate degrees at Courant are eligible to retain their accounts after graduation provided they have a faculty member to sponsor them. Furthermore, alumni accounts will be terminated if they are inactive for one year.