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02.01 - Accounts Passwords

Welcome to the land of accounts and passwords.

Due to the research nature of NCAR and the multitude of resources, there are many different accounts and passwords that are necessary for daily operations.

On too many occations, hackers will send e-mail threatening some action if you do not respond with your username, password, account information, etc.

NO LEGITIMATE ORGANIZATION OR BUSINESS WILL EVER ASK YOU TO PROVIDE YOUR PASSWORD VIA EMAIL.
IF YOU RECEIVE SUCH A REQUEST, PLEASE REPORT THE INCIDENT TO US, BUT DO NOT RESPOND TO THE REQUESTOR.

If in doubt, ask.

Summary:

  • MS-Windows Domain/CIT - used for logging into Linux, MS-Windows, and Mac systems and authenticating when mapping drives/network storage.
  • UCAS/UCAR Gmail - Required for UCAR Gmail accounts and most UCAR wide web pages..including Time Card.
  • Yubikey - this is a hardware device that provides one-time passwords which are necessary for logins to the VPN and some processing systems.

Others may be necessary, for example subversion code repository access. For more information on password strength or changing passwords see:

    Accounts Passwords

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