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{div:class=intro}Many of the Internet2 federated wiki spaces (spaces.internet2.edu) are public, and you may view content in those spaces without signing in. However, to gain access to restricted spaces or content, you must first sign in with InCommon or Shibboleth-compatible credentials, so your identity can be established. If you do not have credentials (or don't know if you do), follow the steps in the [first procedure|#account] below to create an account through ProtectNetwork. *If you can log in, but cannot view the content you require, follow the* *[second procedure|#group]* *to request addition to the appropriate user group.*{div}

{div:class=note}If you have any problems setting up an account or gaining access to the site, please email [mailto:spaces-admin@internet2.edu]. For more detailed information, see "[Introduction to the Internet2 Wiki: spaces.internet2.edu|http://middleware.internet2.edu/docs/internet2-spaces-instructions-200703.html]."{div}

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h2. To create a user account

Follow these steps to create a user account with InCommon or Shibboleth-compatible credentials.
# Go to spaces.internet2.edu and click *Log In*. The *Identity Provider Selection* page opens.
# Type your organization's name in the *Search* box and click Search, or locate it by browsing the *Federations* and *Organizations* lists. If your organization is included in the list, highlight it, click *Select* and use your organization user account credentials to sign in. If your organization is not in the list, continue with the following steps in order to create a new account.
# {color:#ff0000}{*}NEW{*}{color} If you have a Google account, select "Social Providers (Beta)" in the "Federation" window on the left, and then "Google Sign-in" in the "Organization" window on the right, click "Select" and you will be redirected to Google to sign in with that username and password. After completing your sign-in to Google you will be redirected back to spaces.internet2.edu.
# If you do not have a Google account, type *ProtectNetwork* in the Search box and click Search. ProtectNetwork will appear in the search results below the Federation and Organization lists.
** Click the ProtectNetwork radio button in the search results list, then click *Select*. You should be redirected to the ProtectNetwork login page.
** If you have ProtectNetwork login credentials, enter them here. If not, click the *Register your UserID* option at the bottom of the page. The *Registration End User Account* page opens.
** Complete the registration, being careful to fill in all required fields (a medium-to-strong password, and valid e-mail account is required). When you have completed the registration and accepted the terms of service, click *Register UserID*. A *Review Info* page appears.
** Review the information you've entered (correct if necessary), take the verification test and click *Submit*. If you pass the verification test, you will be informed that an activation link has been sent to the e-mail account you submitted.
** Click on the activation link in the e-mail message (or paste the link into your browser) to return to ProtectNetwork and activate your account. You will be informed that your ProtectNetwork UserID has been successfully activated.
** Use your new ProtectNetwork username and password to sign in to spaces.internet2.edu. You should see the *Dashboard*, with a list of all the spaces you have permission to view.

{div:class=note}{*}To view restricted content, you must still request (or have someone request for you) addition to the appropriate user group (see next procedure).*{div}

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h2. To be added to an appropriate user group

If you can sign in to the Internet2 federated wiki (spaces.internet2.edu), but cannot view the content you require (for example, if you can't see the name of the wiki space you require listed in the *Dashboard*), follow these steps to be added to the appropriate user group.
# Log in to spaces.internet2.edu. *Note that you must log in at least once before your user account will be available to administrators for assignment.* If you cannot log in because you don't have a user account (with InCommon or Shibboleth-compatible credentials), please follow the procedure above to create an account through ProtectNetwork. Once you have created an account and are able to sign in, proceed to step 2.
# Send an email message to [mailto:spaces-admin@internet2.edu] requesting that your user account be added to the appropriate user group. Please include your username (shown below if you are logged in), the organization with which you are affiliated, and the user group you should be assigned to, along with any other information that may help administrators approve your request (for instance, the name of the person who asked or suggested that you gain access).
# You should be informed of the status of your request within 1 business day. If you have not provided sufficient information, you may be asked to provide more information at that time.

h2. Your current user account information

|| Full name | {user-info:fullname|user=@self} ||
|| User name | {user-info:username|user=@self} ||
|| Email | {user-info:email|user=@self} ||
_[Edit your account info|https://spaces.internet2.edu/users/editmyprofile.action]_

{div:class=note}If you have any problems setting up an account or gaining access to the site, please email [mailto:spaces-admin@internet2.edu] For more information, see "[Introduction to the Internet2 Wiki: spaces.internet2.edu|http://middleware.internet2.edu/docs/internet2-spaces-instructions-200703.html]."{div}