New student accounts 2012

  • Graham confirmed that the 'rollover' will happen at the beginning of August i.e. that's when new student accounts with new-degree-* roles will start to be fed to Prometheus for creation.
  • The quotas for old-degree-* roles matches exactly the quota for the equivalent degree-* role. We therefore decided not to implement any changes to 'grace' period. Students will be able to continue using their accounts until they are removed. Come the 'rollover' in August, the ex-students will lose their module roles and hence any additional entitlements that they might have been given.
  • We will create accounts for all external students.
  • Toby/Lindsey will start looking at deleting old accounts again once end dates have been supplied from the database. (There are accounts that have not been used which should be removed but as the database still shows them as active, i.e. no end date, they would be immediately recreated).
  • Craig confirmed that there is enough space for student home directories. As with last year, the script will not over-commit any partition and Craig will configure Prometheus accordingly in time for the accounts starting to appear i.e. before the 'rollover'.
  • Alison will speak to ISS to get a rough estimate of new student numbers. (around 160 MScs and 200 - 220 UGs)
  • Alison will check with ISS on how students are made aware that their DICE account should be activated via the password portal. (MScs are contacted by email. UGs aren't as their isn't a suitable list to use in advance of the semester)
  • Toby will speak to Neil/Angus Rae to find out at which point student sms accounts are created.
  • Craig will make some minor modifications to the password portal.
  • Toby will turn off the mail conduit so that students will not receive notification about the password portal until the beginning of September.
  • Craig will check with Liz about printer credit for next session.
  • Lindsey will arrange for the current printing posters to be removed from the labs. (Done)

-- AlisonDownie - 10 Jul 2012

Topic revision: r3 - 30 Aug 2012 - 14:28:48 - AlisonDownie
 
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