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ARCHIVED: At IU, how can I apply for an account on the AFS?

Note: UITS is decommissioning the AFS cell ovpit@indiana.edu and replacing it with the OpenAFS cell IU.EDU. For more information, see the Knowledge Base document The Research File System (RFS) at Indiana University

To apply for an individual account on the Andrew File System (AFS) at Indiana University, follow the instructions below for your campus. At all campuses, AFS accounts are available only for graduate students, faculty, and staff.

For more information about distributed storage services at Indiana University, visit the Pervasive Technology Institute's Research Storage page.

IU Bloomington and IUPUI

To apply for an account on the AFS if you are at IUB or IUPUI, follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the Account Management Service at: http://itaccounts.iu.edu/
  2. Click Manage my IU computing accounts.

  3. Log in with your Network ID username and passphrase. (If you don't have a Network ID, please see the Knowledge Base document About creating first computing accounts for admitted students, faculty, staff, and affiliates)

  4. Click create more accounts.

  5. If you are a graduate student or a faculty or staff member, click the radio button next to Andrew File System (AFS) and then click Create Account. (If you are an undergraduate, you will not see the AFS option.)

  6. Fill out the form on the next page. The form will ask for the following information:

    • Your full name
    • Your Network ID username
    • Your department
    • The project name (if any)
    • Your preferred email address
    • Your phone number and office location
    • An estimate of how much storage space you will need
    • Whether you want the AFS client installed on your computer; if you do, you will need to answer several questions about your computer

    Be sure to provide your preferred email address on this form; UITS will need to contact you at this address when your account is set up.

  7. Click submit.

  8. You will receive an email message informing you when your account is ready for use.

Other campuses

To apply for an AFS account if you are a graduate student or a faculty or staff member at IU Northwest, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU South Bend, or IU Southeast, please send email to  store-admin@iu.edu  with the following information:

  • Your full name

  • Your department

  • Your status (graduate student, faculty, staff)

  • Your Network ID username

  • Your preferred email address

  • Your campus address

  • Your phone number

  • Your ID number

  • Your reason for requesting an AFS account

You will receive an email message informing you when your account is ready for use.

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