KBase has heard your feedback regarding the confusing account creation procedure.
On June 9, 2017, KBase switched to a new system for signing up and signing in to KBase that will simplify the process for new users. If you already have a KBase account, you will navigate through Globus’s new authentication process the first time you sign on to convert your existing account to the new system. After going through the conversion, you’ll be able to sign into KBase with your existing account or your Google account, if you choose to link it to your KBase account.
The signup process has been greatly simplified–you’ll be able to get an account and start using KBase in no time!
If you already had a KBase account prior to June 9, 2017, then the first time you want to sign into KBase after the authentication change, you will need to go through a few steps to convert your existing KBase (Globus) account. To see what you’ll need to do, please watch the video and/or continue reading below.
When you go to KBase to sign in, you will see this:
Sign in using Globus. Globus is the home of the existing KBase user accounts, and your Globus ID is your KBase ID.
Click Continue. You will reach another page at Globus, requesting your Globus username and password (remember, this is just your existing KBase account).
Enter your usual KBase username and password. Your username is not your email address–it should not contain an “@” sign. If you forgot your password, use the “Forgot password?” link at the lower right.
After entering your username and password, click the “Log In” button. You will be taken to a page where KBase requests access to your email address and Globus identities. Click the blue “Allow” button. We won’t share your email address or personal information with anyone outside KBase.
You must now agree to the KBase User Agreement and KBase Data Policy. (The User Agreement and Data Policy have not changed since you last agreed to them. This is merely a reconfirmation required by the new authentication process.)
Once you’ve checked both of the checkboxes, you will be able to click the blue button at the bottom that says “Continue to the KBase account [username]”.
Once you click that Continue button, you’re done–you should see your KBase dashboard!
Note that the system changes mean that your profile may look a bit bare-bones. Please fill in the information in your profile when you get a chance, and choose or upload a new avatar if you like.
The first time you sign into KBase after the authentication change, you will need to go through all the steps described above. Subsequently, if you choose to sign in using your Google credentials, the process will look like this:
1. Go to narrative.kbase.us
4. Click the blue button at the bottom that says “Sign in to KBase account [username]” and you will be at your KBase dashboard!
Note that if you had signed out completely from Globus after the last time you used KBase, you might have to go through two extra steps to sign in to Globus.
If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, please feel free to contact us!
If you have a Google (gmail) account, you can link it to your KBase account.
To do this, you must first sign in to KBase with your Globus account (which is the same as your existing KBase account–see above). If you are not already signed in to KBase, go to the sign-in page, click the Sign In button, and ignore the tempting “Sign in with Google” button. Click “Sign in with Globus.”
Go through the normal Globus sign-in process until you get to your Dashboard.
At the bottom of the tab, choose “Google” from the pulldown list of identity providers, and then click the “Link” button. The next screen will prompt you to choose a Google account to link (some people have more than one).
After you choose a Google account, you’ll be signed in to KBase! (Note that if you had signed out of that Google account, you will be directed to sign into it again before you get to your KBase dashboard.)
We hope you appreciate the convenience of being able to sign in to KBase with your Google credentials. If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, please feel free to contact us!