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What is a Secondary Account
Claiming Your Account
Changing Your Password
Using Your Account

What is a Secondary Account

In Engineering, Faculty and others with special circumstances can obtain a secondary domain account that has administrative privileges on their UT Windows computer.  This account should NEVER be used for daily work.  It should be used sparingly and cautiously.  You can use this account to install software from well-known and trusted vendors.   Please see Using Engineering Windows Administrator Account for more detailed information.

Please contact the Engineering Service Desk to request an account. Once an account is created for you, you will need to claim the account and set the password.

Accounts names are of the form, your EID prefixed by your department.  For example,

  • dept-YourEID
    • me-abc1234
    • engr-dfg7890

Claiming Your Account

Once a secondary account has been created for you, please go to the following page to claim your account and set your password.  You will be required to use DUO for second factor authentication (UT Two-Factor Authentication).

https://www.austin.utexas.edu/

  1. Select "Department User Tools"
  2. Login with your EID and EID password
  3. Sign in with DUO (second factor authentication)
  4. Choose "Claim Account"
  5. If you do not need to change your password, simply select "Claim This Account" (circled in red).  If you would like to set or change your password, un-select the checkbox "Keep existing password" (circled in yellow) and enter and confirm a new password and then select "Claim This Account."



    Change Account Password

    If you have already claimed your account and need to change your password, please go to the following link.  

    https://www.austin.utexas.edu/

  1. Select "Department User Tools"
  2. Login with your EID and EID password
  3. Sign in with DUO (second factor authentication)
  4. Choose "Change Account Password"
  1. If you have more than one account associated with your EID, you will see them listed.  Select the appropriate account, enter and confirm a new password, and select "Change Password."


Please note that the Cockrell School of Engineering has special security policies in place that restrict which folders an application can be run from. Please see the following wiki to ensure you are installing an application in an appropriate folder - Blocked Application (AppLocker)

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