Accessing CSDL accounts

  • CSDL infrastructure includes Windows, Linux, as well as Mac computers. CSDL accounts are necessary for accessing these resources.
  • The user must be present for account creation and set the initial password in person. For users who are permanently located outside the Bryan/College Station area, the account setup can be completed via phone.
  • Please use secure passwords (Texas A&M University password guidelines). Passwords are periodically tested for security. Users with insecure passwords are notified and given one week to set a secure password. At the end of this period, the account is disabled until a secure password is set.
  • To change your password: ssh to; type “smbpasswd -r” at the command prompt; follow instructions