This page provides links, help guides, and other resources for the SciServer suite of tools.

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Launch video tutorial

  1. From the SciServer home page, click the Login to SciServer button
  2. A new page opens containing the SciServer Login PortalScreenshot of the SciServer login control
  3. You will see there are two ways to log in to SciServer:
    • with a SciServer account
    • with a linked Globus account
  4. To create a new SciServer account, click on the Create a new account link
  5. At the Registration page, enter the following:The SciServer new account registration form, asking for User name, Email, Password, and Confirm password
    • User name
    • Email
    • Password (twice)
    • Check the box to confirm the terms of service
    • Then click Create Account, which will send you an email and display the following note:
      An email has been sent to validate your account. It will expire in 1.0 minutes. For additional assistance, please email sciserver-helpdesk@jhu.edu.
    • Open the email and click the click here link.

      The email confirmation message indicating that your account has been created

    • This will automatically log you in as a new user, with the username you specified. You will begin on the SciServer Dashboard home page.
Launch video tutorial
SciServer login control, offering options to log in with SciServer and Globus

  1. From the SciServer home page, click the Login to SciServer button
  2. A new page opens containing the SciServer Login Portal
  3. You will see there are two ways to log in to SciServer
    • With a SciServer account
    • With a linked Globus account

To log in with SciServer

  1. At the Login page, under the Login with SciServer section, enter your username and password
  2. Click the Sign in button to access your account, and you will be taken to the SciServer Dashboard:

SciServer supports the ability to link to a SciServer account to one of the following external accounts:

  • JHU JHED ID
  • Gmail
  • OrcID

Technical Note: This is achieved using the external support of Globus Auth, by creating a (separate) link between Globus and each of the above accounts, then linking that to the SciServer Account.

How do I log in with my organizational account?

  1. Click the Sign in with Globus button.
    Globus login control from SciServer, containing a "Sign in with Globus" button

    Note: If you have previously linked your external account(s) to your SciServer account, proceed to the Sign In step below. If not, follow the rest of the instructions to enable the link.

  2. Choose the organization you belong to from the dropdown menu
    Dropdown menu to choose organization to use to log in to SciServer

    If you do not see your organization listed in the dropdown menu, you can log in directly through Globus.

  3. Press the Continue button, which will take to the authentication system for your organization

    The authentication screen for Johns Hopkins University

  4. Enter your organizational credentials and log in; you will be returned to the SciServer login control
    The SciServer page for linking Globus/organizational/Gmail/orcID accounts to SciServer IDs

  5. Advanced: If you are re-linking an account, you may sometimes get a Globus Auth message as follows:
    The advanced interface for linking Globus accounts to SciServer accounts, with a Proceed button

  6. Simply press Proceed to get to the SciServer screen.
    The interface to link an existing SciServer account OR create a new one

  7. After the Organization Account Linking, at the SciServer screen you are presented with two options:
    • Link the organization account to an existing SciServer account
    • Create a brand new SciServer account

    Both options are described below.

Link an existing SciServer account
  1. Simply enter the username and password and press the Link button
  2. This will both link the two accounts (your organizational credentials and your existing SciServer account)
  3. You will be redirected to your SciServer dashboard home page
Create an new SciServer account
  1. SciServer will pre-populate all fields to create a new SciServer account for you, based on the Orgainization account details you provided (username and email), and a random password
  2. You are free to change any and all of these fields (username, email and password)
  3. Press the “Create Account” button to link the two accounts
  4. You will be redirected to your SciServer dashboard home page
Sign In
  1. Once you have linked an external account to your SciServer account by following the steps above, you can subsequently log in to SciServer by entering your external account into (rather than your SciServer credentials)
  2. On the SciServer login portal home page (https://apps.sciserver.org/login-portal), click the Sign in with Globus button
  3. This will take you to the page where you can pick which linked account to sign in with – to use an organizational account, select your organization from the dropdown menu:
    Dropdown menu to choose organization to use to log in to SciServer

  4. Click Continue and you will be taken straight to your SciServer Dashboard home page:

How do I log in with my Gmail account?

  1. Click the Sign in with Globus button
  2. Globus login control from SciServer, containing a "Sign in with Globus" button

  3. At the next screen, click the Sign in with Google button
  4. You will then follow the same steps for Account Linking and Logging as for
    Organizational linking as described in section How do I log in with my organizational account?, except you will be taken to the Gmail login page to enter your account credentials.

On the SciServer Login control, there is a link ,labeled "Sign out of Globus"

If you log in to SciServer through an external account (for example, a university account or a Gmail account), logging out of SciServer will log you out of SciServer only, and will not log you out of the external account. You may continue to use the external account in other applications.

SciServer provides a separate link to log you out of the external account as well, should you wish to:

Simply click the Sign out of Globus link to log out of the external account that you have associated with SciServer.