Pre-registration of PIs and co-PIs with WIYN Observation Programs: Beginning with the 2013B semester, approved projects and their PIs will be pre-registered on the PPA site. To complete your registration, follow the instructions in the pre-registration email you must have received. Contact the PPA helpdesk if you need any further assistance with this!
Self-Registration: If you are not a PI or co-PI who has not been already pre-registered to PPA, you can create a new user account via the Register link on the home page. Enter your name, email, affiliated institution, and a password (8 characters minimum, feedback on password strength provided). You will have to confirm the user registration by clicking on a link you will receive via the email address you used to register.
You can access the ODI-PPA portal at http://portal.odi.iu.edu. Most users would likely use the email address + password combination via the Email Login button. If you have forgotten your password, you can use the Forgot Password? option to reset it.
Single Sign On: If the email address you used to register is an @iu.edu or @indiana.edu based one, then you can click on the button like the one shown below, and use the IU CAS single sign on process to login to ODI-PPA (without having to remember yet another username/password!)
OpenID/Google ID/Other Single Sign On: ODI-PPA has the ability to allow authentication via any Open ID provider (for example, one's Google ID) if a user maps their account to one such OpenID (or an administrator does it on their behalf). Contact the ODI-PPA Help Desk if you would like to request any such Open ID provider to be added to the list of providers supported.
If you are browsing the archive (for example, if you clicked on the Browse Archive button in the landing page shown above) then you can click on the Login menu item, and then enter your username and password. If you have forgotten your password, you can use the Forgot Password? option to reset it.
Once logged in, all pages on PPA are designed to have a consistent navigation menu bar at the top of the screen which currently includes Home (takes you back to your Dashboard), Search, Collections (and sub-menus to create, view, manipulate, or execute Tier 2 workflow tasks on a collection), Help, and the <username> menu item (for access to user profile settings, My Jobs listing, and the ODI Proposal listing). Additionally, PPA operators and administrators will get an Operator and Admin menu items respectively.
When you login, you will be taken to your personal Dashboard. Currently the dashboard has three sections as listed below. You can choose to close or re-open each section per your preference via the +/- icons on the top right of each section; your choice is stored to your user profile, and remembered the next time you login to PPA.
Tip on PROPID Identification: if you do not know the Proposal ID for your observing program or don't see it listed on your dashboard, you can locate it in one of the following ways: