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Linux Accounts

The Geography Linux systems use a set of accounts locally maintained, but derived from ISD/UCL's user account system. Each user will have an account with the username the same as their UCL one (e.g. ucfaxyz), which will have a uid also the same as their UCL one (to make use of files across UCL systems such as Legion more straightforward).

The user's password, however is not the same as their UCL password, as it is set and managed locally. The user can reset their password by contacting the IT Team in North-West Wing G12 or geog.it@ucl.ac.uk, or by logging in to a Linux system and using the "passwd" command.

The user needs to keep their password safe and report any accidental sharing as soon as possible so that it can be changed to avoid inappropriate access or data loss.