Accounts can be requested by group leaders or their representatives at: https://db.gen.private.cam.ac.uk/request/newuser
They are used for most communal computers and computerised microscope systems. An account is also needed for access to most printers.
Note that with some systems you may have to enter your username prefixed with dept\
Once your account is created you will have to change your password. Here's some advice.
You can change your password by
- Logging into a departmental PC (e.g.: the library pcs) and pressing ctrl-alt-delete and choosing the "change password" option.
- Logging into a departmental Mac (e.g.: the library Macs) and going to "System Preferences" > "Accounts" and clicking "Change Password"
- Going to this secure web page.