You need a username/password account for several NOAO services: E-mail through our CommuniGatePro server, remote logins through our AnyConnect VPN connection, the NOAO-WiFi wireless system, and for logins into community servers such as Taurus and Crux and for all Windows and Mac computers connected to the Active Directory (AD). We use a common AD password system for most of these services; the same username and password is used for all.
Of course, we have rules. To be more precise, AURA has policies and we turn them into rules...
New staff members will receive a temporary (expires within 7 days) AD password at their orientation. A permanent AD password should be obtained within one week using the instructions below.
Please note: You must acknowledge via email to Human Resources that you have read the NOAO Cybersecurity and Acceptable Use Policy which can be found at:
If you don't already have an AD username/password, please contact one of our friendly CIS staff (Sue Hayes, Rod Rutland, Mike Fleming, Mike Peralta, Steve Grandi) to have an AD account created for you. The password requirements are listed above. If you already have an AD account, you can easily change the password using https://snort2.tuc.noao.edu/.