You access department-provided systems and services using your Math ID (which is separate from your PAWS ID). Your Math ID includes network account file storage that is automatically backed up by our servers.
Note: Your Math ID might have the same username as your PAWS ID (and you might even choose to keep the passwords synchronized); nonetheless, they are independent accounts. Each particular computing system on campus requires precisely one or the other: department-specific systems require a Math ID, whereas campus-wide systems require a PAWS ID. Depending on your status and needs, you might have only a Math ID (e.g., a temporary research visitor participating in math computations), only a PAWS ID, or both. Most individuals affiliated with the department will have both.