User accounts

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Staff and student accounts

All staff and students have a user account, also known as a "DS account".  Your DS username and password enables you to access most of the IT systems that you will use at the University.

Your DS account is unique to you, and will be created automatically. Your DS login gives you access to systems that hold your personal information, so make sure you keep your password safe, and do not share it with anyone.

Getting your DS username and password

We will send your DS account details to your personal email address. This email will give instructions on how to set your own password, using our online Password Reset tool.

For security reasons, you should always use a complex password, and your password will need to comply with a set of rules.

For staff, access to University IT facilities is linked to your contract of employment. We will activate your DS account on your start date with the University.

Changing or resetting your password

If you know your current password, you can change it by logging into Pegasus, then clicking on "Change Password" in the left-hand pane.

If you've forgotten your password, or you need to set it up for the first time, then you can use our online Password Reset tool.

For security reasons, you should always use a complex password, and your password will need to comply with a set of rules.

Account security

We will never ask you to reveal your password. We will not email you with links to any website which asks you to supply your login details.

If you receive any such emails, please ignore and delete them, or contact Information Services Enquiries. Please see the Email Security page for more details.

Help and support

Please contact Information Services Enquiries for help or information

Email: help@strath.ac.uk

Telephone: 0141 548 4444 / extension 4444

 

"Special" types of account

In addition to staff and student accounts, there are also a number of "special" types of DS account, including : 

Most people do not need to worry about these special account-types.  However, if you're a member of staff, you may be interested in finding out more about each one : and if your job involves any kind of IT support, then you need to understand them fully.

Further information

Password rules for your account

What services can be accessed by each account-type?

Creation, updating and deletion of user accounts