The FlowRepository admin email (flowrepository-admin@isac-net.org) has not been working since December 13th 2018 and is still not working. From January 3rd 2019 the website will now link directly to the admin, Justin, through his email of justinmeskas@gmail.com. If you had sent a support ticket or any other means to connect to the admins of FlowRepository between those two dates, those emails did not go through. Please forward any emails to him, or re-create any issues through the website. Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding.

How do I register?

Before login in for the first time, you will need to register and provide us with your name and email. It is preferable if you use your Open ID provider, Google+ or Facebook accounts to login. Finally, you will need to agree to the FlowRepository Terms Of Service. Optionally, you may share your location, organization, how you found out about FlowRepository, your ResearcherID and ORCID. The ResearcherID and ORCID are being shared with Thomson Reuters and their Data Citation Index to make sure you receive proper credit for datasets that you have shared.

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Open ID

Say you wanted to use a Yahoo account to register with FlowRepository. Ignore the Google+ and Facebook login buttons and simply select Yahoo from the OpenID providers, enter your Yahoo email and other information as shown below. You may also select a password, which can be used for email/password-based login including accessing FlowRepository's Application Programming Interface (API, which is used used by the FlowRepositoryR library). Click on the Register button to complete the registration. This will direct you to a Yahoo login, where you will need to sign-in to your yahoo account, which will then redirect you back to FlowRepository. FlowRepository never sees your OpenID password, but the Open ID provider (Yahoo) will inform FlowRepository that you logged in and who you are. The email address entered at registration has to match the email address of your yahoo account.

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Google

If you have a Google account and you prefer using Google+ to login to FlowRepository, then provide your name and click on the g+ Sing in button. Google will than ask you to sign in to your Google account and to agree with sharing your basic identity (email address) with FlowRepository. This is required in order to proceed. If there are multiple Google+ accounts associated with your browser, then Google will open a popup window and let you choose which account to use. If you continue, the registration form will change to hide the Open ID Provider, and the Google, Facebook and Email only buttons. Your email address will no longer be editable. FlowRepository never sees your Google password, but Google will inform FlowRepository that you logged in and what is your email address.

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If you are already singed-in to Google in your browser, then you will see a red g+ Google button and a g+ Sign out button as shown below. Clicking on the g+ Google button will proceed with registration in FlowRepository with the email address used in your Google+ profile as described above. If there are multiple accounts associated with your browser, then Google will automatically pick the default one. If it is not the one that you want to use, then you can use the g+ Sign out button to "sign out", after which you will be presented with the g+ Sing in button that let's you select which account to use. Note that this Google+ sign out is effective on the current page only and it will not sign you out from Google+ in any other browser tabs or windows. Finally, accounts associated with your browser can be managed by clicking on your account icon in the top right corner of https://plus.google.com/.

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You may also provide additional information and you may select a password, which can be used for email/password-based login including accessing FlowRepository's API. Click on the Register button to complete the registration.

Facebook

If you have a Facebook account and you prefer using Facebook to login to FlowRepository, then click on the Facebook f Log In button. Facebook will than ask you to sign in to your Facebook account and to agree with sharing your identity (including your email address) with FlowRepository. This is required in order to proceed. If you continue, the registration form will change to hide the Open ID Provider, and the Google, Facebook and Email only buttons. Your email address will no longer be editable. FlowRepository never sees your Facebook password, but Facebook will inform FlowRepository that you logged in and what is your email address.

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If your Facebook account uses your Gmail email address (Google account), then you can register using either Google Plus or Facebook and later on, you will be able to login using either of those services.

Email / Password Only

If you don't want to use any third party based authentication, then click on the Email / Password Sign-In Only button.

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The registration form will change to hide the Open ID Provider, and the Google, Facebook and Email only buttons. In addition, the password fields will be moved up from the optional section to the required section so that you will need to set a password in order to continue. You will also need to validate your email address before being able to login with email and password only. (FlowRepository will email you a link that you need to click on in order to validate your email address.) Note that as long as you set a password, the email/password login is always available even if you register using your OpenID, Google Plus or Facebook accounts.