A guest account is required for voucher or temporary staff, former students or staff who are no longer eligible but need continuing access to their account, and visitors who need an MIT electronic identity.
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Your MIT Kerberos account (sometimes called an Athena/MIT/email account) is your online identity at MIT. Once you set up your account, you will be able to access your MIT email, educational technology discounts, your records, computing clusters, printing services, and much more.
When you register for an account on MIT's Athena system, you create your MIT Kerberos identity.
Passwords protect and limit access to your personal data and to IT resources at MIT.
Athena is MIT's academic computing environment, which powers computing clusters (labs), private workstations, remote access servers, and personal machines throughout campus.
MIT Touchstone is a single sign-on web authentication service that allows members of the MIT community to log in to participating MIT and federated web sites using their MIT credentials. When using a Touchstone-enabled application, your credentials will never be passed to the application service.
IS&T offers a variety of telephone help and repair services.
IS&T's Service Center offers a full range of computer repair services to the MIT community.
IS&T offers a number of services aimed at making your computing experience safer. This includes providing you with information and educational opportunities to increase your safe computing awareness.