Linux account

How to get a Linux account

If you are a guest, graduate student, or doing a project

If you need a Linux account for an extended period of time, you must let your coach/supervisor apply for an account. He/she should send an email to with the following info:

  • Your full name.
  • Your (TU/e) email address.
  • The sort of account: guest, student, BEP, AIO, staff or other.
  • The name of your coach.
  • The (approximate) expiration date of the account.
  • Which systems the account will be used on: seracks, devel or both

If you no longer need your account

Once your account is no longer needed or is expired, you may have a lot of data in your home directory. If we receive no indication of the fact that this data should be archived in any way, all your account data will be at the mercy of systems management! This usually means that it will be deleted two months after the expiration of the account. Your coach/supervisor should contact systems management if your data has to be archived in any way.


Useful information

As soon as the account is created you will receive an email with further instructions.

The links below will take you off site:

System information is on our SE Wiki pages.
System status of the SE rack systems is on our SE Web server.