How do I get a departmental account?
Departmental accounts are available for departments to conduct University business. Departmental accounts provide a constant address for email, web pages, and other needs and allow the staff of a department to work on these projects together.
In New Brunswick, departmental accounts are often referred to as "become accounts", because a command called "become" was formerly used to access them. (This is no longer the case.)
Although these accounts often represent University departments, it is possible to get a departmental account for projects within a department, or for University-related units or organizations other than official University departments.
When the account is for a department, the request should come from the appropriate Dean, Director, or Department Chair. In other cases, it should come from the person in charge of the project or unit involved. Where it is not an official University unit, a Dean, Director or Department Chair may be asked to endorse the request, so that OIT can verify that it is appropriate to use University resources for this activity.
All users of the account should be informed that they are responsible for making sure their usage is consistent with the Acceptable Use Policy and Guidelines for Computing and Information Technology Resources.
Because of the variety of different possible accounts, procedures
are somewhat more informal for departmental accounts than for
other classes of accounts.
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