Machine accounts are a type of ESL account that is used by Student Management Systems (SMSs) to log in to education sector systems such as the National Student Index (NSI) and Early Learning Information (ELI). It has previously been standard practice to have a user account linked to each machine account. However in the upgraded ESL, this linked user account is now known as the Machine Account Owner. Only the Machine Account Owner can set or reset the password for a machine account – Education Service Desk can no longer do this.
ESL provides a simple interface for the management of machine accounts. You must log-in using your individual user account in order to manage your machine account(s).
A summary of the changes to machine accounts is:
To reset the password for an ESL account used in your Student Management System (SMS) you will need to complete the password reset process in ESL before you enter your updated password into your SMS.
For a machine account, you must log in to self-service with your individual user account to change the password for the machine account.
For your user account, if you have forgotten your password you must:
|Does a Machine Account Owner have to be an existing ESL user||Yes, a Machine Account Owner must have an ESL user account.|
|How does a user complete a machine account invitation?||You must log in using the Machine Account Owner's ESLaccount (no the machine account) to set the password for themachine account.|
|How does a user change a machine account password?||You must log in using the Machine Account Owner's ESLaccount (not the machine account) to change the password forthe machine account.|
|Do machine account passwords expire?||No|
|Can machine accounts become locked?||No|