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NMO Module 3 - Login to the Portal

by webadmin last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:47 AM
Information on logging into the portal, including requesting a login, conditions of membership, help if you forget your login or password, the procedure for logging in, privacy policy and netiquette.

Login to the Portal

How to I request portal membership and an account?

Send a request for portal membership to The USAID portal management will consider your membership request, and you will be notified by email if you are granted membership to the portal, and will be provided an account username and password.

How do I know if I am not already a member?

Ask by sending your question to If you are already a member (many accounts have been set up by USAID) we can send you your username and password.

Conditions of Membership

Upon login you will be asked to agree to conditions of membership in the portal.

The Conditions of Membership document explains the Why, Where and How to use the portal that each invited member needs to understand and agree to prior to accepting Membership.

It details the global objectives/intentions of the portal project (why it was created), the best ways to use the Portal (Where you can go to work, post etc.) and a conceptual introduction to the Portal tools (How To use the Portal, as an individual, group, organization etc.)

To review, open, read, and discuss:

Privacy Policy

Upon login you will be asked to read and agree to US Federal Privacy Policy. In summary, this policy states:

1. That US Federal Internet privacy policy applies to this website.

2. That USAID is tracking some basic web usage statistics:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet
  • The date and time you access our site,
  • The Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site,
  • What information you view while you visit our web site.

3. That session cookies are required to maintain your login state from page to page.

4. That USAID Monitors unauthorized usage and defacement attempts, and may prosecute perpetrators under US Federal law.

5. That information on this portal is subject to copyright restrictions.

6. That USAID does not endorse linked or user provided content in any way.

7. That USAID is not liable for the accuracy of user-provided content.

8. Instructions on how to contact USAID.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. We maintain the information we collect in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, where applicable.

Terms of Use and Netiquette

Upon login you will be asked to read and agree to certain Terms of Use and Netiquette for using the portal. These are the legalities and online behaviors you agree to when logging in as a member of the Portal.

To review, open, read, and discuss:

login portletLogin Procedure

1. To login to the portal, you will need to know both your username and password. See below if you have lost them.

2. Locate the login box in the left column. You can also click the login link on the orange global preferences bar near the top of the page.log in button

3. It is suggested that you review the Conditions of Membership, the Privacy policy and Terms of Use and Netiquette. These links are available in the footer at the bottom of the page.
footer terms of use

4. Type your username, password, and click the login button.

5. If you typed the right information, you will be logged into the portal, and receive a screen message that states that you have successfully logged in, and again reminds you to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy policy document. This screen also directs you to either your my folder, to set your preferences, or to the portal home page.

6. If you are not successful at logging in, in all likelihood you may have:

  • Incorrectly typed your username.
  • Incorrectly typed your password.

Hint: Remember that passwords are CaSe SenSiTivE.

Hint: check if your Caps Lock key is on. If so, press it to turn it off. You may be typing IN ALL CAPITOL LETTERS.

Lost Password

1. If you have lost your password, simply locate the login box in the left column. Click the link labeled Forgot your password?

2. Enter your username in the My user name is field. Your password will automatically be emailed to you. If you do not receive an email with your password, this means that the email address that you provided, or that we were provided with when your account was setup, is incorrect. In this case, email the portal administrator at and we will personally see to it that you get your password.

3. If your email address is wrong, please update it, per above instructions in your User Preferences.

Lost Username

1. Another reason that you may not be able to login to the portal is that you forgot, or never knew, your username. The only way to retrieve a username is to email the portal administrator at Please include your full name and current email address in this email. We will email you a username or password.

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