Most Windows computers within the School use your regular university login (InternetID credentials).
Unix and Linux systems in the School are being transitioned to InternetID logins. Separate Physics & Astronomy Computing accounts are being phased out.
Visitors may also need arrangements made to access many of the facilities they need. Please check our guide on visitor accounts.
Physics Email has been retired. OIT maintains forwarding for @physics.umn.edu email addresses.
Our main Unix server for shell access is physics.umn.edu; individual Linux workstations are available in several other locations. Windows and Linux workstations are available in several swing space locations - mainly for TA/Grading use:
To log in at one of our Windows workstations:
To log in at one of our Linux workstations, enter your InternetID username and password in the boxes.
You can remotely access your physics.umn.edu Unix account using SSH (Secure Shell). For those who are unfamiliar with ssh, see: ssh.
Mailing list have been moved to lists.umn.edu
By using our computing facilities, you agree to follow our Acceptable Use Policy. In brief:
Your InternetID is automatically kept active while you have a current appointment in Peoplesoft. Once you leave the School, an account expiry system starts operation.
Your University account may get shut off shortly after leaving, for example if your contract is over. Within Physics this will affect your ability to log in to Windows and Linux computers.
If you need continued access to either of these, there are a couple of possibilities.