Preliminary Notes About Sponsors Data; Creating Userids
Creating Truly New Users (Userids)
Before you can use the sponsors data
to create new accounts
for a userid, that userid must be present on cscf.cs.uwaterloo.ca
in the file
on the machine
. Often, but not always, that happens automatically.
command gives results
for the userid, then the userid is appropriately present
in this file, and you can proceed.
(And use the
indicated by the output as the id number to associate with the userid). If
gives no output for the particular user, more work is needed to get the userid into the file.
will be a student id, employee id, HR id, employee id, or
"P-number", in that order. In fact, you will see other obscure values
listed too. But only the one shown can be used. Users with a lengthy
history at UW sometimes have several other values shown as the
value; you cannot use any of those values.
In most cases user names and identification numbers already exist,
precreated in WatIAM
. In other limited cases, the correct thing to do
is create a userid which really should, for various reasons, not be put
in WatIAM. And occasionally you need to do things to cause the WatIAM
account creation (precreation) is discussed at this
which requires appropriate authentication.
After the WatIAM
account has been created, you normally need to
wait until the next business day for the new
to be available for
. Various technical personnel, including Adrian Pepper
can accelerate that process, however.
If you need to do that yourself, perhaps see Discussion of the Userids File for Experts
And bear in mind Information about Userids in the Sponsors Data
Creating Truly New Groups (gids)
If you are creating a new group to appear in the Active Directory (eg: users_researchgroup), you will need to follow the instructions in CreatingGroupAccounts
- 21 Jul 2011
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