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How to request a new account


3.0 - Updated on 2022-01-28 by Fang Wang

2.0 - Updated on 2021-01-27 by Fang Wang

1.0 - Authored on 2013-10-24 by Fang Wang

Intended for: Users who need to request for Fermilab primary accounts

Scenario/Use case:

This article provides instructions on how to request for Fermilab primary accounts.

There are three types of personnel who access Fermilab computers: employees, contract workers and visitors (which includes users.) Users who are not employed by Fermilab may have on-site or off-site access, and are considered visitors. Please read the section(s) below that apply to you. 

Note: For instructions on how to renew your account, see this article.




On-site Employees

  1. Read the Fermilab Policy on Computing.
  2. Obtain a Fermilab ID during the New Employee Orientation. This includes putting information into FermiWorks.
  3. Your supervisor or a colleague may then fill out the Computing Username and Primary Accounts form for you:



  1. The hiring manager fills out information in FermiWorks including an email address for the person being hired as a contractor.
  2. Read the Fermilab Policy on Computing.
  3. Your supervisor or a colleague may then fill out the request form for Computing Username and Primary Accounts:




  1. Read the Fermilab Policy on Computing
  2. Apply for a computer account via this form (Note: The title of the form is “Request for Fermilab Visitor ID and computer accounts.” It means an ID number, not a physical badge.)
  3. If you have answered yes to the question about being on-site on the form, please visit the Users Office Onsite page at for further instructions on obtaining a visitor ID badge.
  4. Specific details about your account request will be sent to you via email from the Service Desk.


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