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Lost or forgotten password?
If you have lost or forgotten your Fedora Account System password, proceed to the login screen and choose "Forgot Password?" to begin the recovery process.

The Fedora Account System

The Fedora Account System keeps track of Fedora Project contributors and the projects they work on. It is used to grant authentication and authorization to various components. This currently includes the various CVS repositories and Bugzilla .

Usando el Sistema de Cuenta

Principalmente el sitio de accounts linkea a:

Other Tools

Account System Internals

  • Exporting the email aliases happens hourly, on the hour on bastion.
  • Exporting CVS and shell accounts happens hourly, shortly after :30 on various boxes.
  • Exporting the Bugzilla fedora_contrib group from the 'fedorabugs' group happens hourly, on the hour on ElliotLee's personal workstation inside Red Hat.

The account system code is available at git:// The project page is at


¿Necesito una cuenta en el Sistema de Cuentas de Fedora?

Muchos de los sub-proyectos de Fedora requieren una cuenta en el Sistema de Cuentas de Fedora para los contribuyentes. Si usted no desea contribuir al Proyecto Fedora, no necesita una cuenta. Si desea acceso CVS de escritura o desea participar en un proyecto que utiliza el Sistema de Cuentas de Fedora, es necesario crearse una.

Además, el Proyecto Fedora licencia todo el contenido bajo Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 Unported. Los participantes en la Wiki ( y el Proyecto de Documentación Fedora necesita una cuenta de Fedora con el fin de firmar el contrato de licencia Contribuyente (CLA).

What is the Contributor License Agreement?

This is an agreement that helps to maintain Fedora's free and open source status by making certain that all contributions to the Fedora Project are properly licensed. It provides assorted protections for contributors, the Fedora Project and Red Hat. For more information, refer to the Legal section.

What is an SSH key, and why do I need one?

SSH , short for Secure SHell, allows cryptographically authenticated and encrypted connections between computers. SSH is used to tunnel CVS connections for the Fedora Project. Anytime you use CVS with the Fedora Project, the transaction will be performed through an SSH connection. Your SSH key will identify you to the CVS servers, and host keys on the CVS servers will allow your computer to verify the remote server, too. An SSH key is only needed if you are planning on contributing source code, working on Fedora Project website pages or using

See Cryptography

I have requested a group membership, and it shows as unapproved, what does this mean?

New group memberships require approval from the group administrator or a group sponsor. Different groups handle this differently. See the appropriate project pages for the group for the specific process. Some projects, such as PackageMaintainers, will require you to have a dedicated sponsor or complete a certain procedure. Other groups may grant your request as soon as they get around to it.

I encountered a strange error while using the Account System, what should I do?

Send an email to the address at the bottom of this page, or file a ticket in the Account System Trac.

How do I complete the CLA?

See How to sign CLA

Where can I get more information about the account system?

Contact the management.

Account Termination


If you wish to deactivate your account for some reason, simply edit your account to remove all personal information, and mark the account as "Inactive."

Marking an account inactive
Once you mark your account inactive, you will be unable to use it for any authentication in Fedora. Make sure this is what you want to do before deactivating the account!

For cause

Malicious usage may result in account termination. Individuals using multiple accounts without prior written approval will have all but one account terminated.

Users will be warned by email before any accounts are terminated