Account Names at CSE
The acceptable username policy is our official definition of acceptable account names at CSE.
This page is a less formal explanation of the policy, and covers some of the practical effects of account name changes.
Can I change my username?
Generally: no, unless you are CSE staff.
Your CSE username is your zID, and your CSE email address is your zID@cse.unsw.edu.au
Although your username can't be changed, System Support can setup an account alias to give you a more human-friendly CSE email address.
Tutors should to use their UNSW public email address for interaction with their students.
If you are a tutor and you think you still need a named CSE account, please ask your teaching supervisor to request one on your behalf.
Staff and Visitors
Staff and Visiting academics are eligible for a "named" CSE account if they need one.
We recommend a username that is "initial of first name, plus full surname", or "full first name, plus initial of surname".
If you are given a named account your zID will stay as the primary account name, with the extra username as an alias.
This alias will work as a CSE email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), home path (/home/alias/) and URL (http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~alias/).
Note that you should always use your zID and zPass to log into our systems.