Getting a CLAS Linux Account

Setting Up a CLAS Linux Account

Anyone with an active HawkID can use our automated provisioning feature that will create a College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Linux account. 

You can auto-provision an account by following the Remote Linux Desktop instructions (preferred method) or by logging in with an SSH client to (for more advanced users), which creates an account the first time you login either to our FastX Remote Linux Desktop environment or login directly via SSH.

Complimentary (Zero-Dollar) Appointments

All CLAS Linux accounts require an active HawkID. A person who does not have an active HawkID should request a zero-dollar appointment from the CLAS department with which they are associated. A CV and appropriate University of Iowa title (e.g., Research Assistant II) are a requirement for a zero-dollar appointment. The zero-dollar appointment will create or extend a HawkID for the appointee.