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Account Information

Account Types:
In general, all Pitt faculty and staff will have multiple accounts.  There are three types of accounts:
  • Network Authorization Account: (a.k.a. your Pitt account, your computer username and your e-mail log-on name). This is your general Pitt network account and makes available a broad range of CSSD services including access to the student computing labs, library computers and remote/network access. This account should have been created for you at your time of employment. 
If your supervisor does not provide this information, contact the PJIT Support Desk.
  • Pitt-Johnstown Specific Domain Account: (a.k.a. your machine log-on /account name). This account is unique to your desktop machine and protects it from access by other users. This account name will be provided to you when your personal computer is setup by IT staff.  (In some cases, this account name will be the same as your Pitt account name)
  • Special Access Accounts: if you access special network services or departmental databases like ISIS, PRISM, RAZOR’S EDGE, ADMISSIONS, etc.., then you will have other, separate account names and passwords. These are usually provided for you at the time of your training.

Account Information:

In most cases, your Network Authorization Account (username) will be of your last name or 1st initial and last name. (For example: smith or msmith for Mark Smith)

Your e-mail address will consist of your username at the domain  (For example: Mark Smith’s e-mail address would be:


Your assigned password will be generated for you.

You should change your password for security sake once you've learned to access the network.  To change your password, go to the Accounts Management website at and click Change Account Password.

All password problems should be directed to the PJIT Support Desk

Do not allow other people access your account and/or use your e-mail. There are severe penalties for misuse of the University network, e-mail and the Internet. 

Last Reviewed: May 24, 2013