Welcome to MIT!
Here are the basics of computing at MIT:
4 things you should know about:
Your Electronic Identity at MIT
MIT's computing environment
MIT's email and calendar service
Key to secure web services
Your Kerberos is your MIT username & your electronic identity. It's typically 3-8 characters, and sometimes called an Athena username.
Athena is MIT's academic computing environment, which powers computing clusters (labs), private workstations, remote access servers, and personal machines on campus.
Athena clusters have locks with combinations. Enter the following command when logged into Athena: to find the current combo.
Exchange is MIT's integrated email and calendar service. Access through a browser at owa.mit.edu, or set up with your OS mail client.
Certificates are a safe way for our web applications to identify you without you needing to type in a username and password.
IS&T's Software Grid
Learn more about MIT computing services on IS&T's website:
E17-110 (40 Ames St) M-F 9am-5pm