ITS Accounts

Computing accounts are available to all Mines students, faculty, and staff while they are actively enrolled or employed at the university. These services continue during summer breaks and over other periods that may include normal school holidays, study abroad, internships, sabbaticals or extended leave. Special arrangements may need to be made during semester or longer absences from campus, or any time official records may indicate inactive employment or academic status.

ITS Account Quick FAQ

To begin, all new Mines students, faculty, and staff should claim their MultiPass account. This can be done in one process using the directions issued to you on or before your arrival at Mines. (If you have lost, or never received, such information, please contact campus Computing, Communications, and Information Technologies via the Mines Help Center “Helpdesk” and we’ll sort things out for you.)

Computing Accounts for Active Members of the Mines Community

  • Many Linux servers on campus, such as Imagine, Illuminate, Pebble, Faraday (Voodoo) and Fermat, can be accessed by authorized users with MultiPass login credentials. Isengard, also accessible via MultiPass, provides access to general Linux system resources like shells, compilers, and applications.
  • The campuswide Windows domain, ADIT, is also accessed via MultiPass. This login is used for Windows computers in classrooms and labs, and for desktop machines around campus and in most departments. Faculty and staff need this account prior to requesting their Mines Exchange Email account, which is itself accessed using MultiPass credentials.
  • Trailhead is the campus e-portal. You will log via MultiPass for access to employment information, class schedules, and much more.
  • Canvas is an e-learning system available to faculty, staff and registered students who have active Mines email accounts. Instructors may expect and require access to course material online via Canvas. Get started at

Account Management Tips

  • Keep passwords and other account credentials private.
  • Choose a good password (
  • Watch your disk quotas (