Historically, ECS students have had both a regular CSUS account and an ECS account. The CSUS account is used for logging into campus-wide, CSUS resources such as MySacState, CSUS email, and lab systems outside of the College of ECS. For ECS servers, lab machines, and other resources, ECS accounts are used.
Starting in the fall 2020 semester, ECS accounts will start being phased out as part of a CSUS directive to more closely align ECS systems with the larger CSUS IRT domain. This will involve switching ECS networks, storage, authentication systems, and other resources to CSUS IRT-managed systems.
Existing ECS Accounts? Password Resets?
Any existing accounts will not be changed or removed. All existing ECS resources will remain accessible, though some resources may become read-only in an attempt to keep migration efforts under control. Some ECS resources will still be accessible but may also become redundant, for example the ECS Moodle server.
Since lab systems and servers will be switching onto the CSUS domain, this also means that CSUS accounts will be able to log in to ECS systems. Of course ECS students, faculty, and staff will still be the only users allowed to use them, but the authentication method will change. In most remote ECS computer labs, you will now use your CSUS credentials to log in.
No New Personal ECS Accounts?
The upcoming semester(s) will be a transition period. As such, we will not be making new ECS student accounts. New ECS students may be assigned an ECS Class Account by their professor for Linux servers and resources. Limited special-project accounts can still be created upon request, as needed.
Over time, as more servers and other resources switch over, it's likely that students with ECS accounts will find themselves using them less and less. However, existing ECS accounts will persist as long as they are needed.
So How Do I Login?
ECS linux servers will still use ECS accounts for the fall semester, though there will be some new CSUS-domain ECS servers operational sometime in the semester. These will be available for testing, but any classes that make use of those servers will not be officially migrating until spring. Below you can see non-exhaustive lists of common ECS servers and their new CSUS-domain equivalents, along with the authentication method. Some ECS servers will be split into multiple new servers for performance and usability reasons.