What is the XSEDE User Portal, and how do I create an account?

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Overview

The XSEDE User Portal is a web interface for managing your Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) accounts, finding real-time information about XSEDE digital services, and accessing various XSEDE services.

Once you're part of an approved XSEDE project, you can use the XSEDE User Portal to perform a broad range of functions from a single online location, for example:

For more about services available from the XSEDE User Portal, see the User Portal page on the XSEDE website.

Creating a User Portal account

To request an XSEDE allocation, or to be added to an existing allocation, you must first create an XSEDE User Portal account:

  1. On the User Portal front page, in the "Enter the Portal" box, click Create Account.
  2. On the "Create an XSEDE User Portal account" page, fill in the form fields, and use the drop-down lists to enter your personal information.
  3. Under "Choose A Registration Key", in the "Registration Key" text box, enter a maximum of six characters, using letters and numbers only. Remember your registration key; you will use it later to verify your account.
  4. Under "Prove You Are Human", in the text box, enter the words you see in the Captcha challenge box. If you are not sure what the words are, either enter your best guess or, to the left, click the Get a new challenge icon. Visually impaired users can click the Get an audio challenge icon. After entering the challenge words, click Submit.

    After submitting the form, you will receive an email message asking you to verify your account.

  5. Click the link provided in the verification message to access the "Verify your XSEDE User Portal account" page, and then, under "Verify Your Account Request", in the text boxes provided, enter your email address, the registration key you created, and the verification code included in the verification email message.
  6. Under "Choose Your XSEDE User Name and Password", in the text boxes provided:
    • Enter a preferred user name.

      User names must be between three and eight characters long, may contain only lowercase letters and numbers, and must begin with a letter.

    • Create and confirm a password.

      Passwords must be at least eight characters long, may not contain any words, and must contain at least three of the following character classes:

      • Lowercase letters
      • Uppercase letters
      • Numbers
      • Symbols, excluding quotes (' or ") and spaces
  7. Under "Prove You Are Human", in the text box, enter the words you see in the Captcha challenge box. If you are not sure what the words are, either enter your best guess or, to the left, click the Get a new challenge icon. Visually impaired users can click the Get an audio challenge icon. After entering the challenge words, click Submit.

If you encounter any problems, or have questions, contact the XSEDE Help Desk.

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This document was developed with support from National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 1053575 and 1548562. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.

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