Self-register to a community

Once you have accessed a public forum and decided to join the community, you can self-register by signing up and accepting the community Terms and Conditions.

Before you begin

Role required: none

About this task

Every community user has to have a community account. Existing users who access a community for the first time have to accept the Terms and Conditions. An account is created once the Terms and Conditions have been accepted. New users sign up to the community and accept the Terms and Conditions.

If the community Terms and Conditions are updated, all community users are prompted to review and accept them when they log in the next time.

Procedure

  1. If you are a new user, navigate to the community homepage.
    1. Click Sign up/Login.
      The Sign Up screen opens.
    2. Fill out the fields on the Sign Up form.
      Table 1. Sign Up form
      Field Description
      Email address The email address to send the email validation to.
      Username A user name for your account.
      First Name Your first name.
      Last Name Your last name.
      Phone Number Your phone number.
      Password A password for your account.
      Confirm Password A confirmation of your password.
      I agree to the Community Terms and Conditions A check box to agree to the community Terms and Conditions.
    3. Click Sign Up.
      An email is sent to the email address you entered.
    4. Open the email and click the validation link.
    5. Click the Click here to login message.
    6. Log in with your user name and password.
      The Welcome pop-up opens.
    7. Click one of the following options.
    OptionDescription
    Set up Community Profile Edit your community profile.
    Set up Preferences Edit your notification and subscription settings.
  2. If you are an existing user, but visiting the community for the first time, click any community page.
    1. If required, change your Display Name on the Setting up your account pop-up.
    2. Select the check box to agree to the community Terms and Conditions.
      The Welcome pop-up opens.
    3. Click one of the following options.
    OptionDescription
    Set up Community Profile Edit your community profile.
    Set up Preferences Edit your notification and subscription settings.