Accounts-Computing Services - Carnegie Mellon University

Andrew Accounts

Your Andrew account is your gateway to the computing environment at Carnegie Mellon. Students, faculty and staff, your account gives you access to email, network registration, Computing Services public computer labs "clusters" and other resources.

Others who are associated with Carnegie Mellon may be issued a temporary or sponsored account. These accounts may not have access to the all computing resources. Visit the Types and Entitlements page for a complete list of the resources available to you.

Andrew Account Holder Responsibilities

As an Andrew account holder, you are responsible for:

  • Securing your computer or mobile device before accessing the Carnegie Mellon network. Security instructions are provided in the Secure Your Computer pages.
    Failure to properly secure your computer will result in removal from the Carnegie Mellon network.
  • Adhering to the Carnegie Mellon Computing Policy.
  • Protecting and securing your Andrew userID and password.  Never give out your Andrew account password; sharing of passwords is a violation of the Password Sharing Guideline.
  • Following the Network Bandwidth Usage guideline because the activity of one person dramatically affects the performance for others, Computing Services has established usage guidelines for wired/wireless connections.
  • Following the Copyright Violation Guideline because the distribution of copyright protected files without the permission of the copyright holder is illegal.
    For anyone accessing the internet through Carnegie Mellon's network, using either an institutionally-owned or personally-owned computer, the University serves as their Internet Service Provider (ISP). The University is therefore bound by laws and policies that apply to ISPs.
  • A complete list of computing guidelines is available at: