Faculty, staff and students new to the Penn State community now have the opportunity to activate their Penn State Access Accounts via the University's new and improved Access Account signature stations. The signature stations (which new Access Account holders must visit in order to activate their respective Access Accounts) have been upgraded and redesigned by Advanced Information Technologies (AIT) and the Accounts Services office, units of Academic Services and Emerging Technologies (ASET), to increase the performance, reliability and security of the former PC-based signature stations. The new signature stations and their software were upgraded to Apple eMacs, which run the 10.2 operating system and use Java 1.4.1. The new software takes advantage of the Macintosh's higher graphic resolution capability.
To gain access to a signature station, computer users must swipe their Penn State ID+ card through the card reader and apply their signature by using the "graphics tablet" to agree to Access Account policies as well as elect to subscribe to a variety of Penn State Newswires. The signature stations also provide existing Access Account users with a means by which they can obtain their original password should they forget their current password or need to reset their password. The new signature stations are available at University Park and at other Penn State locations.
For more information and a list of locations, please visit: http://css.its.psu.edu/accounts/sigstations.html.