Temporary Account Email Template

An informative message sent to the person requesting a temporary account and/or the person for whom the account is for can be very helpful. Here is a sample email template for such temporary accounts:

Subject:     Thinclient and wireless access for visitor
From:     Your email name here
To:     requestor (eg: Suzana), sponsor (eg: Shai), visitor (if known email address)

For wireless access, and for the thin client in the visitor office (if needed)

userid cs12tmp password  xxxxxxxx (actual password)

Wireless authentication.
The temporary account can be used to authenticate to the wireless network.

The laptop needs to be configured to get an IP address automatically
(via DHCP) and to allow incoming echo requests (ICMP). Open a browser 
and go to http://www.uwaterloo.ca to get redirected to the login page 
(any other page will also take you to the login page).

Using the thinclient.
The temporary userid and password may also be setup to access the Core CS
computing environment, if needed.

> From the Connection Manager choose
fe-solaris.cs (CS Solaris Front End) fe-linux.cs (CS Linux Front End) or
barbarus.cs (CS Windows Front End)

Printing from these environments is possible.
> From the solaris environment
   lpr -Plj_cs
from the linux environment, choose lj_cs or use
   lpr -Plj_cs
from the windows environment, choose the printer

Microsoft office is not available from barbarus, but openoffice is
and Mozilla Firefox is a reasonable browser.

To return to the Connection Manager, press Ctrl-Alt-End.
More information about the Core CS computing environment is available
at http://www.cs.uwaterloo.ca/cscf/general

Contact the CS computing facility in the DC2823 corridor, offices
Adrian x33086 DC2554A arpepper@uwaterloo.ca,  Lawrence x32214 DC2563 lfolland@uwaterloo.ca
or Bill x32721 DC2555G  wcwince@uwaterloo.ca
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