CSE UNIX/Linux Accounts


  1. CSE creates a CSE UNIX/Linux account for each CSE student (a student enrolled in one or more UB CSE courses). Your CSE userid (username) and password are the same as your UBITName and password..
  2. CSE student user accounts are reserved for students who have officially registered for courses. We will not create an account for you if you are auditing a course.
  3. CSE students may login and work on the CSE Student Systems.
  4. CSE student user accounts have default quotas of 2 GB of usable storage space. If your advisor specifies that your academic needs justify more space, we'll give it to you.


Default Password

Previously CSE accounts had a separate password from the UBIT accounts. That is no longer the case. The CSE systems now have Kerberos enabled and use the UBIT Kerberos servers for authentication.

Changing your Password

Because the CSE systems now use the UBIT Kerberos servers for authentication the CSE support staff can not help you with password problems. You will need to contact the UBIT Helpdesk.

Account Deactivation

In general, when we deactivate accounts, we do not immediately remove them, unless we're contending with a disk space crisis. We typically leave accounts and their contents on disk for about a year.

CSE Majors

If you are a CSE major (a student who has been accepted into the CSE department), your account will remain active for at least one (1) year after you graduate. We support your account throughout your first year as an alumni so you will have a home page on which to post your resume. We will warn you by e-mail sent to your UBIT address that deactivation is imminent several weeks before actually deactivating your account. Our intent is to give you enough time to move your files to an alternate location.

CSE Non-Majors

If you are a CSE non-major (a student who is registered for one or more CSE courses but has not been accepted into the CSE department), your account will remain active for as long as you are registered in one or more CSE courses. It will be deactivated sometime during the first semester that you are not registered in a CSE course.


  1. These instructions only apply to CSE Linux, Unix and FreeBSD accounts. For Windows account information please see:


  2. Email your CSE computer system account questions, comments, or problems to cse-consult@buffalo.edu.


  1. http://www.buffalo.edu/ubit/service-guides/accounts/your-ubitname-accoun...
  2. http://www.myubcard.com/ubcard/