Before you begin the process of making a new account in IDM, make sure you've signed in and signed the LC policies and procedures. Refer to Getting Started With IDM for more information. 

If you have never used LC resources before or you'd like an additional LC account, you will click on Start New Request and then use the "Create Account or Group" set of requests:

Step 1: Login

Log into the new IDM and authenticate via LC OAuth.

Step 2: Start New Request

  1. Click the "Start New Request" button
    Start New Request
  2. You will see a  "Create Account or Group" section in IDM. Select "Create Account".
    Create Account or Group section from the Requests page


Step 3: Reserve the name for your LC account

Click on the "here" link above the Account Name field to reserve the name for the account.

Highlighted version of the Create Account dialog


Step 4: Create the account

Create Account dialog

By default, the "Owner" section will be populated with your OUN. If you are creating an account on behalf of another person, use their OUN for the "Owner" field. If this is your first LC account, use your OUN as your Account Name. NOTEIn previous versions of IDM, account names had to be 8 characters or fewer. This is no longer the case in the new IDM. 

The Point of Contact for your account can be your group leader or computer coordinator. 

Choose your preferred shell for this account. This will be your default shell on all LC resources and can be edited later if you change your mind.

Choose your organization. If you do not know which organization is yours, ask your Computer Coordinator. A list of coordinators can be found here. If you are an LC staff member, your organization will start with "LC-[group name]".

Lastly, add a short justification for why you need this account.  

Once you submit, you can see the status of your request in your Home page. A new account creation needs to be approved by your Computer Coordinator and then provisioned by LC support. 

Active Requests, all tasks completed

Once the request is approved, it will take about 20 minutes for your new account to be created on the OCF.