Follow the steps below to apply for an account on Summit.  These instructions must be executed in sequence:

Step 1.

Get a CSU eID ( OR get a CSU Associate’s eID.  If you are affiliated with CSU, you should already have an eID.  If not, go to the website and apply for one.  If you are unaffiliated with CSU, you will need an Associate’s eID. Fill in the Associate’s eID form and send to your home department.

Step 2.

Fill out the Account Application Form

Step 3.

You will receive a response within 1-2 business days, then proceed with the following steps.

Step 4.

Follow DUO Two-factor Authentication Instructions

Step 5.

Request CU-Boulder account – On this site, enter the following information:

  • Organization: Colorado State University
  • Username: CSU eName
  • Password: CSU ePassword,DUO_key
  • Role: choose anything
  • Preferred login shell: leave it as “bash”
  • Check “Summit supercomputing cluster”
  • Submit Request & receive account confirmation email from CU-Boulder

At this point your account should be active and you should be able to login to Summit.

NOTE: In the “Password” field above, don’t forget the comma “,”.

NOTE:  The DUO_key mentioned above cycles every 15 seconds.  Therefore, in your cell phone DUO app, once you tap the key icon and generate a 6-digit DUO_key, you must enter or use that key within 15 seconds, otherwise it will expire and you’ll have to generate another key.