Information Technology Services

What is a Clark Account?

Your Clark Account is the starting point for all services provided on a computer network. It authenticates that you are who you say you are, allows access to the Clark network, and verifies what network resources you have permission to use.

Network resources controlled by your Clark Account are such things as email, network file storage, Moodle courses, use of lab computers and printing, and the like. You will find that you need to "login" to a variety of web pages on the Clark site to check (or enter) grades, fill out forms, request additional services, etc.

What is a Domain?

The Domain is the network group your Clark Account belongs to; at Clark, all users belong to the CLARKU domain.

When you login to resources, sometimes you'll be asked for your domain either in a drop-down box or you may need to supply it as a prefix to your username, like so: CLARKU\username.

Use of your Clark Account indicates that you agree to abide by the Policy for Appropriate Use of Computing Resources.

Activate an Account

New Clark Accounts have to be activated by you before they can be used for all network services. If you haven't done this already, you should activate now at the Clark Account Activate Your Account web page.

Password Security

NEVER give your Clark Account password to anyone - even ITS. NEVER login to a computer and allow someone else to use the resources you have access to. This is a violation of the Policy for Appropriate Use of Computing Resources. In addition, use the Help Documents below to guide you in creating a strong password or in changing your password should the need arise.