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Applying for an Account with the CRC

Applying for an Account

Applying/Managing accounts

  • Prerequisites for applying or managing accounts have been amended for security concerns to have a campus IP address or by using VPN. 
  • Please note Rice Visitor cannot be used and if you are on campus please connect to Eduroam or Rice Owls.
  • We understand there may be some situations where this is not possible and we ask you to submit a ticket so we can help you. 


Research Staff and Students

If the following are true:

  • You are a research staff member or student working for a Rice research faculty member
  • Your sponsoring faculty member has applied for a sponsor account
  • You have a valid Rice netID (i.e. you can log in successfully at

Then you should apply for a regular user account.

Research Faculty of Rice University

If the following are true:

Then you should apply for a research sponsor account.


Managing accounts

If you already have a Sponsor account and are trying to find the login to approve requests or revoke accounts, it’s

Guest Accounts

External collaborators and visitors who are not directly affiliated with Rice University will first need to visit the Visitor system to get IT Resources that will facilitate requirements for their access to CRC resources and have their sponsor approve their account. Once the Visitor process is completed and your netID is created, simply apply for a regular user account and choose your sponsor.


Rice University Visitor Portal

  • The Visitor system we are noting currently (2019-08-29) may create separate accounts and thus distinct netIDs. You must notify the Visitor portal that this has happened so they can correct their records. Please visit here to start that process by e-mailing them.
  • For sponsors in the Visitor System please choose "IT access:" IT-3 (IT-2 + VPN) as this will guarantee everything needed.


Class Accounts

Faculty members teaching a course requiring class use of one or more of the shared clusters should submit a request through the help desk detailing the following:

  • Course short name (e.g. COMP101)
  • If the class is cross-listed
  • List of systems required for the class
  • Details of any node/partition reservations needed for the class
  • Any software not already present on the system that will be required for the class
  • When do the accounts need access
  • When do accounts need access terminated


  • Students in a class need not apply directly for class accounts. They will be created automatically when the instructor applies for the class account as above.
  • Students will receive emails from the account creation system once the accounts are ready.
  • Students when submitting jobs should prefix the name of the job with the class short name (e.g. COMP101)
  • Students should check any e-mail addresses submitted via job are correct

Keywords:crc   Doc ID:108221
Owner:Joseph G.Group:Rice University
Created:2021-01-11 09:53 CDTUpdated:2021-05-04 12:07 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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