As mentioned on the biweekly Friday current-infrastructure calls, NCSA is implementing a friendlier user account system and LSST is beginning the work of migrating to that system. The entire transition is expected to complete by mid September (likely sooner). This new system is web based and automated; it should reduce account creation and management considerably. Not too many details at this point, I don’t want to confuse anyone as to which process to follow. Continue to email email@example.com for account requests for the time being.
For many of our active users, the transition will be seamless. Other accounts will require some action on the user’s part. NCSA LSST admins will be in contact with those users to tell them precisely what actions are required. Thanks to those users in advance for their help during this migration.