Manage Your SCS Account
SCS Account Services
Account Duration
Alternative Ways to Manage Your SCS Account
SCS Account Support

The School of Computer Science provides a unified set of credentials to access all of the SCS services. When you create or update your SCS account, our system makes sure that you are enrolled in any services that you are eligible for. This page provides an overview of what services your SCS account provides you and provides information on creating and managing your account.

Manage Your SCS Account

The SCS Online Account Management Tool allows you to:

  • create an SCS account
  • update your account and password
  • enroll in course-specific resources like the SCS Openstack


  • Use your Carleton Credentials (username and password) to setup and update an SCS account
    Your Carleton username has numerous names: MyCarletonOne, cmail, cunet, brightspace login, etc
  • You will need to use this tool at least once a term – and sometimes more often – so that your membership in course resources is updated
  • Check out this video demonstration of the SCS Online Account Management Tool if you are using the tool for the first time: video

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SCS Account Services

Your SCS account is actually a collection of accounts that all use the same credentials. Like your MyCarletonOne account (cmail or cunet account), you will set up your SCS credentials and gain access to many different services.

When you set up your SCS account using the SCS Online Account Management Tool, our system looks at the courses you are enrolled in and creates accounts for each service that you are eligible for. These accounts include:

  • Windows Computer Labs: The SCS computer labs use a different network than other Carleton computers and thus uses your SCS credentials to log in. Your Windows account is used to log into the lab computers and gives you access to the Z:\ network drive. Unlike other storage on the lab computers, the Z:\ drive is persistent between logins. This storage can also be accessed remotely in a number of ways.
  • Linux Account: All SCS students and faculty have access to an SCS Linux Account. Your Linux account gives you access to remote servers that can be used for remote programming, remote access of your Z:\ , and to host a personal SCS website.
  • Openstack: If you are taking a course using Openstack or your research group is working with the platform, you should have access to the platform. Not doing either of those but still want to host a server? That’s great! We encourage student use of the OpenStack platform. Learn more about how to get involved.
  • NextCloudYour NextCloud account provides you with access to 10GB of cloud storage hosted by the SCS. NextCloud also gives you remote access to your Windows and Linux storage, all through a simple web interface. It also gives you many more features, such as web hosting, collaborative document editing, and file sharing. Check out the documentation to learn more about how to take advantage of NextCloud. Eligibility is based on course enrollment.

Account Duration

SCS Accounts, and membership in course resources, have two typical durations:
Permanent Academic Program Accounts:

Academic Term Accounts:

  • Academic term accounts give access to an SCS account and resources that are only available for a particular course during a particular term
  • To be enrolled in these types of accounts and resources, you must update your account at least once per term
  • SCS Openstack projects and course-specific NextCloud resources, are examples of accounts and resources that are only accessible for the duration of the course/term. These resources are deleted once the course/term end.

Alternative Ways to Manage Your SCS Account

There are two ways to manage your SCS Account:

SCS Account Support

If you are having issues with your SCS account, first try to update it using the SCS Online Account Management Tool. Make sure that you are enrolled in a course offered by the School of Computer science and that you are eligible for the services you are trying to access.

Check out this demonstration of the SCS Online Account Management Tool: video

If you require further assistance, you can contact the SCS tech staff.