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SCS Account Services
Creating and Managing 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.

Want to create an account or update your password?

SCS Account Services

Your SCS account is actually a collection of accounts which all use the same credentials. Like your MyCarletonOne account, you will set up your SCS credentials once and gain access to many different services.

When you set up your SCS account using the Online Account Management Link, 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.

Creating and Managing your SCS Account

Need to make a new SCS account? Have you forgotten your password? As long as you have your MyCarletonOne credentials available, getting set up is easy!

There are two ways to create or update your SCS Account:

  • Visit the Online Account Management Form
  • Login to an SCS lab computer with the username newacct and leaving the password blank
  • NOTE: You will be required to provide your MyCarletonOne credentials to manage your SCS account.

SCS Account Support

If you are having issues with your account, first try to update it using the Online Account Management Form. 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.

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