Over recent years the IT department has been streamlining CERN users’ access to all of the central computing services. The long-term goal is to converge on a unique “CERN authentication” mechanism, which will increase computer security and make it easier to maintain accounts.

The next step of this process took place on 4 June. Now all users at CERN require the same username and password to authenticate on the AIS applications (such as EDH, HRT, CET, APT, ERT, CRA and Foundation), and on NICE (Windows) and MAIL. We would like to remind you that this “CERN authentication” can also be used on EDMS, Indico, CDS and SIMBA.

So, CERN users must now authenticate on the AIS applications using this username and password for the CERN authentication.