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About the Account Management service


The goals of the Account Management service are:

  • Simplify and standardize account management at CERN.
  • Better differentiate Identity, Authentication and Authorization.
  • Provide a lifecycle for identities, accounts and associated computing resources throughout the user’s activity at CERN.

Main features

The Account Management portal allows you to perform by yourself several operations on your accounts. For example, you can:

  • View and manage your existing accounts
    • Change your password
    • Add a new email alias (a "convenience" address)
    • Change your primary email
  • Create new accounts
  • Subscribe to Services and Applications, like:
    • LxPlus, the Linux Public Interactive Logon Service
    • Remedy, the Problem Tracking application
  • Manage service-specific parameters, like:
    • Your favourite Linux shell
    • Your AFS quota

The following sections will guide you in more detail through the available operations and explain some common concepts.

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Computing Groups and Unix Groups management
Computing Groups Administration
How to Create a Computing Group
How To Delete a Computing Group (or Merge Two Groups)
Synchronizing an E-Group to AFS
How The GID Is Assigned To User Accounts
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Created: 5/13/2024
Last reviewed: 11/4/2022