Frequently Asked Questions - Account and General Issues



How do I change my CSE password?

Your CSE login and password are synchronized across various departmental Windows, Linux, and Web services. changing a synchronized password on one system will change your password across all departmental systems.

We highly recommend you change your password on Windows. The password synchronization works better from this side.

For Windows: In order for you to change password, login with your old password, then press Ctrl + Alt + Delete at the same time. You will be presented with a set of options, one of which will be to change your password. Click on "Change Password" then enter your old password and new password as requested by the system.

For Unix/Linux: To change the passwords on a Unix or Linux command line, open a terminal and login to your account. At the shell prompt enter the command "passwd". Enter old password and select new password.

From the Web: You can also change your password by logging in to the CSE Account Management Utility (AMU) page at https://cse.unl.edu/account with your CSE account credentials and then clicking on the change password link on this page.

Please take the time to select a good password. When you change your password, the system will reject any password that does not meet the following complexity requirement: A password much be at least seven characters long; a password must contain at least three of the following four character sets:  lowercase, uppercase, numbers and punctuations; a password cannot contain your login or your first or last names as part of the password.

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Where is my CSE email forwarded to?

All new CSE accounts created for students since August of 2011 are configured to automatically forward email to the Preferred Email Address on file in MyRED so that students only have to update their personal email address in one place. Your Preferred Email Address from MyRED is also used by Blackboard and several other systems on campus, so it is imperative that this is kept current. You can see where your CSE email is being sent by logging in to the CSE Account Management Utility (AMU) page at http://cse.unl.edu/account with your CSE account credentials and then clicking on the Account Settings link from the navigation on the left side of the page.

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When does my CSE account expire?

For information on when your cse account expires, if you passwords are still valid or expired, etc. Please visit  the CSE Account Management Utility (AMU) page at http://cse.unl.edu/account

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I forgot my CSE password or login

If you have forgot your password or your login, visit the CSE Account Management Utility (AMU) page at http://cse.unl.edu/account. Beneath the login dialog, you will see links to reset your CSE password or retreive your CSE login.

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Who should I contact for account releated problems?

If you are unable to find a solution to your problem in this FAQ, your next step is the Student Resource Center in Avery Hall room 12. The student resource center is generally open from 9:00AM to 7:00PM, Monday - Friday. If the Student resource center is unable to address your problem,  email support@cse.unl.edu. When you send an  email to support@cse.unl.edu, please include your cse login and provided as much detail as possible.  When applicable, include the system you are using (Windows in lab, CSE server, Linux in lab, personal laptop, etc.), the operating system on your personal device, the task you are trying to acomplish, the command you are running, any error messages, etc.

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How do I check my disk quota?

If you are having issues saving file to your home directory (Unix) or your Z: Drive (Windows) you might have exceeded your disk quota.

Quotas are used to limit the amount of disk space used and the total number of files of each user. Disk space used is measured in blocks, where 1 block equals 1024 bytes(1KB).

There are two values (called limits) - a soft limit and a hard limit - for both the disk space used quota and the number of files quota .   You can continue to increase your usage over the soft limit until you either reach the hard limit or the established time limit (usually a week). Once the hard limit has been reached, all further attempts at file creation will fail with an error message.

The simplest way to view your disk quota is to visit the CSE Account Management Utility (AMU) page at http://cse.unl.edu/account. Upon login, amu shows various details about your account, your disk quota will be visible on this page as well. 

To check your disk quota under Unix, use the  command "quota -v" at a Unix command prompt.  "

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