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BNL Account Request Form

The following prerequisites are mandatory in order to obtain a new computer account on BNL systems:

  1. You must have a BNL-assigned life number or guest ID number.
    • Employees will receive their life number on the first day of work.
    • Guests, users, and visitors who have not yet obtained a guest ID number can obtain one by filling out the Guest Registration Form.
  2. You must have completed the BNL On-Line CyberSecurity training.
    Confirmation of Cybersecurity training may take up to 24 hours to process.
  3. You must have signed a BNL Computer Use Agreement. Please read about the Computer Use Agreement.
Life or Guest Number:
Account Type(s) Requested:
(See Descriptions)











For RCF and US Atlas accounts please use the RCF and US Atlas New User Account Request Forms.
Comments:
(Not required)

Account Type Descriptions

BNL Blue Gene/Q
Provides accounts on the Blue Gene/Q computer and the SSH gateway that is used to reach it from off of the BNL site. These accounts are only available to members of the Blue Gene collaboration. Please note that a "New York Blue/P" account request is processed separately from any BNL Blue Gene/Q account request you make, so it is possible you will be approved for one but not for the other. Request both only if you truly require both. Please additionally note that you will also need an RSA SecurID to access the SSH gateway. If you do not have one, you should also apply for one now.
BNL Domain Account
Used for access to the resources provided by the main BNL Windows domain. Resources include user home directories (secure remote folders where data can be saved), shared printers and access to various web resources.
CFN Cluster Account
Provides accounts on the CFN Computing Cluster. These accounts are only available to members of the CFN collaboration. Please note that you will also require a BNL SSH gateway account and an RSA SecurID to access the SSH gateway. If you do not have an SSH gateway account or an RSA SecurID account, you should also apply for them now.
Entrust Account
DOE-supported application for exchanging encrypted e-mails with fellow DOE personnel. For this to work all parties must have an Entrust account/certificate, which is generated by DOE Headquarters. For more information, see http://intranet.bnl.gov/cybersecurity/entrust/default.asp.
Exchange Email
Provides an e-mail account on the BNL Exchange Email system. This account is recommended for those who require a bnl.gov e-mail address.
New York Blue/P
Provides accounts on the New York Blue/P computer and the SSH gateway that is used to reach it from off of the BNL site. These accounts are only available to members of the Blue Gene collaboration. Please note that a "New York Blue/P" account request is processed separately from any BNL Blue Gene/Q account request you make, so it is possible you will be approved for one but not for the other. Request both only if you truly require both. Please additionally note that you will also need an RSA SecurID to access the SSH gateway. If you do not have one, you should also apply for one now.
PBN SSH Gateway Account
Provides an account on the Collider-Accelerator Department's SSH gateway systems. From the SSH gateway systems you can then connect to internal resources provided you have valid accounts on internal machines. All authentication on the PBN SSH gateway machines is via CrytpoCARD.
RSA SecurID Token
Provides secure two-facture authentication to BNL's VPN and SSH gateways. The token is linked to your BNL domain account and, with your preconfigured PIN code, will generate a unique one-time-use password for authentication. See http://www.bnl.gov/cybersecurity/rsa/ for additional information.
SSH Gateway Access
Provides an account on BNL's SSH gateway systems. From the SSH gateway systems you can then connect to internal resources provided you have valid accounts on internal machines. See http://www.bnl.gov/cybersecurity/ssh_gateway.asp for additional information.
Subversion Account
Subversion is an open source version control system. ITD maintains a local subversion repository for the BNL community, accessible from the internal network.
Unix Systems
Used for access to various Unix systems supported by the Information Technology Division (ITD), including cluster.bnl.gov.
VPN Access
Used in conjunction with RSA SecurID tokens to access BNL computing resources from outside the BNL perimeter. You may need this if your job requires you to work from home, abroad, or while connected to BNL's visitor network. See http://www.bnl.gov/cybersecurity/vpn/ for additional information.
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