User Account & Password

How to Update/Verify my info in OSCAR

This FAQ was last modified on: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:51am

Starting in September 2017, Students will be required to periodically update/verify their Local Address, Permanent Address, as well as include a Cellular Phone number with one of those adresses.

How do I activate my GT account?

This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, October 13, 2016 04:38pm

The OIT Passport web server (Personal Account Self Service Portal) is where most users (those who have a current affiliation with Ga Tech) activate their GT account, create or change their password, set or change their Hints, add other data, such as their cell number or personal email address to their PassPort profile, and many other account management functions. To activate your GT Account, follow the steps below:

How can I get access to High Performance Computing Resources?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:46pm

OIT is no longer funded to provide free access to HPC resources to campus. As an alternative we have initiated the PACE program, which operates a fee-based HPC support service and no-cost consultation and knowledge transfer.

What should I know about GT Accounts created after October 3, 2005?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 12:47pm

Will existing student or employee GT accounts be changing?

Why do I have to change my password?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 04:22pm

You must change your password in order to ensure the security of your computer account. If your password were not changed on a regular basis, your familiarity with your password would eventually lead to it's compromise.

Once another person has acquired your password, they can use your computer account.  They can even use your computer account to attack other machines.  If they use your account to attack a machine, it will look like YOU attacked that machine and the authorities will come looking for YOU!

If I am no longer at Georgia Tech, how can I change my password?

This FAQ was last modified on: Monday, October 24, 2016 11:47am

To change your password, use PassPort, same as when you were here at Georgia Tech. Be sure that your security questions (or HINTS) have been set when you actually know your password. The answers to these questions can be used any time in the event that you forget your password.  Remember they are your alternate way to login.  They do NOT reset or give you your password, they are simply another way to login.  If you have to use this method to login, then you can simply create a new password.

What should I do if I get a security error when trying to activate my GT account?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 04:28pm

ERROR: (Security Error): An error has occurred with your login session at

The above error could possibly occur when attempting to activate an account using a web browser other than later versions of Firefox or Internet Explorer

Even with these browsers, if you continue to get an error, please do the following:


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