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Step 2: First login

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After an account has been created, an email is sent redirecting new users to this page. You should note the project number ''{faculty_id}_{nnnn}', where {faculty} represents your sponsoring faculty's NetID, and {nnnn} is an (arbitrary, but small) number'. This will be your Unix group on the ECCO cluster, and determines whom you can easily share files with.

Initial password reset

The password sent to you is a temporary password. Before you can do anything else, you need to reset your password. Please read these procedures carefully. You only need to follow these procedures once (and possibly later, if you need a password reset)

  1. Choose a new password. 
  2. Change your password via the CAC "My Account" page.

Note: It is also possible to use SSH to do the first and subsequent login to ECCO.

Subsequent connections

Subsequent connections to the ECCO are done with a graphical login using NX. The Nomachine NX client is free to use. See configuration instructions under Step 4.

Acknowledging the ECCO

We take this opportunity to ask that you acknowledge the use of resources provided through ECCO. Please send information on publications and mention of any other use of our resources to the department project leads at virtualrdc@cornell.edu. Documenting the utility of ECCO will help in maintaining funding for this resource.

Next step

Now that you can access the ECCO, you could transfer some data to it.

SDS users: If you have an account on the SDS, your data is already there, and you should go to this next step instead.

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