About CS Accounts

by Vahab Pournaghshband on Aug 2022

This guide will explain the difference between your USF Connect account and your CS account, as well as how to check if your account is setup.

Account Basics

Your CS account shares the same username as your USF Connect account, but different passwords. You should use your CS account for the following purposes:

  • Logging into the computers in CS classrooms and labs,

  • Logging into the lab computers remotely.

Alternatively, you use your USF Connect username and password to login to USF Connect and access your @dons.usfca.edu email and other university-wide resources.

Logging In

Your username will always be the same as your USF Connect username. You can determine your username by looking at the part before @dons.usfca.edu in your USF email address. For example, if my email address is vpournaghshband@dons.usfca.edu then my username will be vpournaghshband.

Your initial password will be your student ID. For example, if your student ID is 20123456, then your initial password will be 20123456.

You should change your password after logging in for the first time. You can do this by opening a Terminal window and entering passwd at the command line (note the spelling). Follow the prompts to choose a new password.