Information ServicesUser accounts

All staff and students at Strathclyde have their own IT account, called a DS account.

As well as providing services for staff and students, we can create shared group accounts and accounts for external collaborators.

Types of account available

Different services are available to different account types. Find out the access to services by account type.

Directory Services (DS) accounts

To log in to your DS account, you need your:

  • DS username (a string of letters and numbers)
  • DS password

Your DS account gives you access to many University computer systems, including those that hold your personal information. Never share your password with anyone else. If you forget your password or think you've revealed it to someone else, you can change your password now.

Getting your DS username & password

We will send your DS account details to your personal email address before your first day at Strathclyde. If you have not received this email, please bring your student card to the Information Services enquiries desk on Level 3 of the Library. Our staff will help you. 

Our email will explain how to change your password to something that you can remember more easily. Visit our Cyber Security pages to find out how to create a strong password.