Q. Is my EECS account the same as my Tufts?
No. Your EECS account is completely separate from your Tufts, though the username is most likely identical.
Q. Can my EECS account password be the same as my Tufts?
Yes, though we don’t recommend reusing passwords too often as a security issue.
Q. Are there any password requirements for my EECS account?
Yes. The ‘standard’ 8-character minimum, with at least 1 number is required, but we highly recommend reading our documentation on picking a good password.
Q. How do I change my password?
Please refer to this page: Managing Your Password
Q. Do I get any server space to store my work?
Yes. Each student starts with 2.0Gb of server space for their home directories. Your home directory is mounted automatically on every Halligan machine you log into.
Q. What if I need more storage space?
Anyone may request a quota increase by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with how much space they need and a brief description why.
Q. I accidentally deleted a file/folder, can I get it back?
Yes. Please see the File Recovery page for information on retrieving lost files.
Q. What happens to my account after I graduate?
Please see: Your Account After Graduation.
Q. What software is installed on lab machines?
Q. May I request specific software be installed for me to use?
Yes, but depending on the software requirements/versioning/licensing we may not be able to provide full, or any, support. Please email email@example.com with any inquiries.
Q. What about new software licensing?
We run a FlexLM license server which the vast majority of software companies are quite familiar with. Adding/changing licenses is typically a simple process. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
Q. Does EECS have it’s own license(s) for all its software?
No. The main Tufts University license servers host many licenses which we use frequently, including Matlab, Adobe and Microsoft products.
Q. How Do I Create/Use an Adobe Acrobat Digital Signature?
Please see the following Adobe.com PDF for details: Signing a Document Electronically