Guidelines related to the use of CSDE Computer Accounts are described below.
For privacy and security reasons:
- You may not share your UW or CSDE Computer Account’s username and password with anyone else.
- You may not request or create a CSDE Computer Account for someone else, even if you are the person’s supervisor, parent, or friend.
You must use CSDE resources in strict accordance with UW regulations and local, state, and federal laws. These cover such areas as illegal access to computer systems, networks, and files; copyright violations; and harassment issues.
The following are prohibited by law, UW policy, and CSDE policy:
- Copying or using software, images, music, or other intellectual property unless you are certain that you have the right to do so
- Copying CSDE software for use on non-CSDE machines unless explicitly permitted to do so
- Sending others inappropriate images, sounds, or messages that might reasonably be considered harassment (defined as the creation of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational environment)
- Attempting to break into CSDE systems, networks, or user accounts
- Using CSDE systems to attack or attempt to break into other systems
- Using CSDE services for personal gain, for example, selling access to your account or performing for-profit work in a manner not authorized by CSDE
- Using CSDE resources for partisan political purposes, such as using the computer lab to print advertising materials for political candidates
System and Network Integrity Guidelines
Consider the impact of your action on others, and respect the interests of other computer users and managers. You must not access any CSDE computers or networks nor any computers or networks connected to CSDE without proper authorization. In no case may you disrupt or harm computers, computer software, computer data or information, or networks regardless of whether the computer, software, data, information, or network in question is owned by CSDE.
The following practices are prohibited:
- Attempting to test security flaws yourself
- Attempting to disrupt any system or network
- Altering any data, software, or directories other than your own without proper authorization
- Probing or connecting to any computers without a legitimate reason to do so
- Attempting to gain Root or Administrator access on any of the CSDE systems unless you have been given authorization by the system administrator
- Using CSDE systems or networks to crack other systems or networks
- Installing invasive software, such as worms or viruses, on any CSDE system over any network
Report suspected security flaws here.
CSDE systems share a limited amount of computing and network resources, so excessive resource use by one user can negatively impact all others. Therefore, any usage of CSDE systems in a manner that impairs general network performance is prohibited and may be terminated by CSDE.
Examples of prohibited network-intensive programs include peer-to-peer file sharing, BitTorrent, and high-bandwidth audio/video streaming.