Log Onto Web Account

This section explains how to log on to your new account for the first time. It assumes that you have:

  • Contacted your ADP coordinator and obtained a 3-letter user id;
  • Been issued your initial password;
  • Been added by your ADP coordinator to the TSSMS account.

If you are accessing the servers from a computer outside the Agency's network, your ADP coordinator must have requested appropriate access for you. Also, please note that telnet access to the public access server is permitted only between 8:00 AM EST and 10:00 PM EST.

Functional Public Access Update Policy

Standard Public Access Update Period will be 8:00am to 10:00pm Eastern Monday through Friday.

If you are using commercial Telnet software, you will enter the host name in a location in the software’s logon screen. Windows 95, 98, NT, etc., come with Telnet software. You can launch this Telnet software by typing telnet at a DOS prompt and pressing enter.

Start a Telnet session by connecting to the host. For example, to logon to the public access server:

C:\WINDOWS> telnet epapub.epa.gov

You will be prompted for your assigned three letter user id. Enter it at the prompt and press enter. For example:

login: abc

Next you will see the Password prompt. If you are logging in for the first time, enter the password given to you. You will be asked to change this password to something only you know. When you have done this, you will be logged into the system. For example:

Password: xyz123

When prompted with "Enter project:," enter your account code, (usually the TSSMS name), which was given to you when you were added in TSSMS. If you are unsure of your account code, contact your ADP Coordinator. For example:

Enter project: epapages

You will now be logged into the system into your home directory. Type pwd and press enter to display your current directory. For example:

% pwd

For information on changing your password, see To Change the Password on Your Account.

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