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Creating an Account on www2.bc.edu

how to create an account.

PLEASE NOTE: If you already had an account set up on the old www2 server, there is no need to set up a new account. Any content in your old account will have been migrated over to your new account.

  • Go to www2.bc.edu.
  • Click on the Create an Account icon.
  • Log on with your BC username and password.
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Your BC information will be pre-populated. This new directory is created by looking up your username in the LDAP directory and getting your first and last name and inserting a dash "-" between them.
The www2 web directory name will change from the "tilde bc username (~username)" convention to "firstname-lastname".
For example, www2.bc.edu/~ossian will change to www2.bc.edu/david-ossian. If you have a number in your email address, it will use that as well. For example, david-smith-2. Note that these URLs are case sensitive and must be in all lowercase.
Click the "Register" button.

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Your new directory has now been created.
For users who had a personal website prior to January 2011, a "redirect" was added to the old directory so if anyone goes to your old www2.bc.edu/~username site, they will automatically be redirected to the new site. This redirect will stay in place for 6 months.
You are now ready to use your WebDav client to manage your site. For more information on how to do that, click the "Next" button, below.

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