wiki:GENIExperimenter/GeniWebinars/PortalAccount

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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 get a GENI account. (Note: GENI never sees your home institution username and password. For more information on how this works, see http://www.incommon.org/federation/basics.html.)

  1. Go to https://portal.geni.net 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.
    IF your institution DOES NOT appear here:
    1. Click on the "Request an account" link in the gray box on the page. This will take you to a page where you can request an account from the NCSA.
    2. Look for an email from the NCSA asking you to confirm your request and follow the instructions in that email.
    3. After your NCSA account is approved (should not take more than a few minutes), you can log into the GENI Portal by specifying NCSA as your home institution.
  3. Select your home institution (or NCSA if you got an account there) and click "Continue". You will be redirected to your home institution's (or NCSA's) login page.
  4. Type in your usual home institution Username and Password. This information is not sent to GENI.
  5. You should be redirected to a GENI agreement page.
    IF this does not happen, email help@geni.net. Be sure to include in your email (1) the name of the institution you chose in the Portal login page, and (2) what happened when you tried to log in including any error messages you got.
  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.