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GENI Portal Account Instructions

These instructions are to test if you are able to log into the GENI Portal using the username and password you use at your home institution, and, in the event that fails, to help you request a GENI account. (Note: GENI never sees your home institution username and password. For more information on how this works, see

  1. Go to and click the big orange "Use GENI" button.
  2. On the institution chooser page, select your home institution. The text entry field will auto-complete institutions if you type in a few characters. Or you can choose the "Show a list of organizations" option and find your institution in the drop down box.
    IF your institution does not appear here, STOP and fill out this form:
  3. Click "Continue". You should be redirected to your home institution's login page.
  4. Type in your usual home institution Username and Password. Again, note this information is not sent to GENI.
  5. You should be redirected to a GENI agreement page.
    IF this does not happen, STOP and fill out this form:
  6. On the GENI agreement page, check the two boxes that indicate you agree to all policies and to let the portal work on your behalf. Then "submit" the page. Congratulations, you're done! You should now be at the portal home page.
  7. Click on the Projects tab on the portal home page, and then click the "Join a Project" button.
  8. In the Search box begin to type: TrainTheTA-Spring2016
  9. Click the Join button next to the project TrainTheTA-Spring2016.
  10. You can leave the message as-is, and click the "Send Join Request" button.
  11. You have now requested to join the project we will use for the tutorial, and have a feel for what the GENI portal is like.