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University IT Service Catalogue

 

Accounts and Passwords

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Accounts and passwords enable you to access University IT systems and resources. You may have accounts on both central University Information Services (UIS) services and your local Institutionally-hosted systems. There are two types of accounts: personal and shared. The CRSid (Common Registration Scheme identifier) is your personal username. It is issued by UIS. You can use this to access your personal accounts on both UIS services and most Institutional systems. Your Institutional Computer Officer will be able to provide you with information and advice about any systems to which you have been granted access.

You may have a number of different passwords depending on the IT services and systems you are authorised to use. In most cases, you will be able to choose and change your own password for each of these. Your passwords should be easily memorable for you, but difficult for others to guess. Passwords for your personal accounts should not be shared with others. You may also be given access to shared resources. These use a different, unique login name that is not your CRSid and a password that may be shared between everyone authorised to access those resources.

 

Service Offerings

ACN User Accounts

All members of Unified Administrative Services (UAS) are issued with an ACN user account, which is used to authenticate you against ACN network...

Service Provider 
UIS

AD.CAM Accounts and Passwords

Provided by the University Information Services (UIS) Institution Support Service (ISS), ad.cam.ac.uk is a managed Active Directory service for...

Service Provider 
UIS

Central UIS Password Service

The UIS Password gives access to a growing number of UIS services including (but not limited to): Hermes email Raven authentication desktop...

Service Provider 
UIS

Common Registration Scheme identifiers (CRSids)

Your Common Registration Scheme identifier (CRSid) is your personal username that is used widely throughout the University. This consists of your...

Service Provider 
UIS

Raven Authentication Service

Raven is the University-wide authentication system for restricted web services such as CamSIS , the MCS , Desktop Services , Moodle , the University...

Service Provider 
UIS