Mech IT Account Management



Log in to my Mech IT Account


You need a Mech account to:

  • Log in to the Mech network;
  • Access Mech servers (including the download server) and storage space;
  • Use the Mech Computer Labs or NAME labs.

You do not need a Mech account to use FASmail or other UBC-wide services.

Logging In & Registering Your Account

Before using the PACE lab, NAME lab, or the RH123 Undergraduate Computer Lab for the first time:

  1. Browse to;
  2. Select “Login” and authenticate with your CWL;
  3. Click the “Register” button;
    • If you do not see a “Register” button, your account is not pre-registered. Contact
  4. Read and agree to the Terms of Use;
  5. Set your PACE/NAME lab password:
    1. Scroll to the “Windows” area of the account information page and click “Set Password;”
    2. Create a password;
    3. Click submit;
  6. Click “Update” and then “Logout.”
    1. Note that you must click “Update” for the change to save


The following groups are eligible for Mech accounts:

Group Provisioned? PACE lab access? NAME lab access?
Mech Undergrads Automatic Yes No
Mech Grad Students Automatic No No
NAME Grad Students Automatic No Yes
Students registered in courses that use the PACE lab Automatic Yes No
Faculty Manually Upon Hiring No No
Staff Manually Upon Request No No
Visitors Manually Upon Request No No
Instructors or TAs for courses that use the PACE lab Manually Upon Request Yes No


Provisioning and Registration

Most users will have accounts provisioned automatically. If you were not automatically provisioned and would like to request an account, complete the form below. After your account is provisioned, you need to agree to the terms of service and register your account.

Please note that your computer must be in the UBC network to access the registration page (i.e., on campus or connected via VPN).

Mech IT Account Request

  • Account Being Requested For

  • If you don't have a CWL, sign up for one first at
  • Supervisor / Sponsor Information