ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

Slim Access Accounts

Slim Access Account Request

If you are an external collaborator of a Penn State researcher and have not received a PSU Slim access account, please proceed to the steps below. If you already have a Penn State access ID and password, you do not need a Slim account and should complete the steps on the ICS Account Request page.

In light of recent events regarding cybersecurity outlined by President Eric Barron, we are taking steps to ensure the security of your and the University’s information online. Going forward, our computing systems will require the University’s two-factor authentication to log in.

As a result, you will need to sign up for the University’s two-factor authentication, called “Duo.” This system employs a verification process that will not work with your current Friends of Penn State (FPS) access account. You will need to acquire a Penn State “Slim” access account before you sign up for Duo or an ICS account.

Complete the form below to request your Slim access account. We use this information only for the creation of your Slim access account. For more on Penn State’s privacy policies, see http://www.psu.edu/web-privacy-statement.

ICS will first pass the relevant information on to HR, who will assign a PSU ID number to you. Once this number has been generated, your credentials will be passed to Identity Services, who will create your SLIM account. Once you have a SLIM account and can access PSU resources, you may sign up for an ICS account to access the clusters. If you are not told your PSU ID number, the last four digits of which will be used for the two-factor authentication, you may contact HR (814-865-6363). You can contact the Accounts department of Identity Services using their email address, identity@psu.edu, or their phone number (814-865-4772) to inquire about the SLIM account processing.

You may review a visual representation of the Slim access account request process here: SLIM Account Request.

Once you complete the form, you will be contacted with further instructions. You will need to wait for your Slim access account to be created before you can proceed to request your ICS account or signing up for two-factor authentication.

If you have any questions or issues, our i-ASK Center staff is available to help you, and you may contact us at (814) 865-4275 or please submit a ticket at our web help desk https://iask.aci.ics.psu.

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Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

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