To collaborate with others on a CollabNet TeamForge site, start by getting a user account.

The process of joining a TeamForge site varies according to your site’s setup. Here’s what you should consider before you join a TeamForge site:

  • Is user self-registration allowed on your site? User self-registration is, by default, disabled in TeamForge. However, TeamForge site administrators may choose to enable user self-registration. Such self-registered user accounts are later approved by the site administrator. For more information, see DISABLE_USER_SELF_CREATION and APPROVE_NEW_USER_ACCOUNTS.
  • How is your TeamForge site authenticating users? TeamForge supports user authentication both against its internal database and against other external authentication services such as LDAP, OAuth, and SAML. The account creation procedure varies according to the authentication setup.

    Refer to the relevant instructions in this topic that suit your site’s setup.

Sites that Use TeamForge’s Internal Database Authentication

User self-registration is, by default, disabled in TeamForge. In such cases, user accounts can only be created by TeamForge administrators and users would get an email notification with a link to log on to TeamForge.

Follow these steps if your site uses TeamForge’s internal database for authentication and if user self-registration is enabled.

  1. Click Create an Account in the New Users section of the TeamForge home page.
  2. On the Create New Account page, enter a username for your account.

    Your user name must meet these criteria:

    • User name is case sensitive.
    • Minimum number of characters as specified in the site-options.conf file.
    • No spaces.
    • Should have at least one letter.
    • The first character is a letter.
  3. Enter and confirm a password.
  4. Fill in the rest of the fields and click Create.

    Your user account is now created, pending approval by a TeamForge site administrator. Once approved, you will get an email notification with a link to log on to TeamForge.

  5. Follow the link in the email to log on to TeamForge.

Sites that Use LDAP Authentication

Follow these steps if your TeamForge site uses LDAP authentication.

  1. In the Log Into TeamForge section of the TeamForge home page, enter your corporate LDAP username and password.
  2. Click Log In.
  3. On the Create Account page, re-enter your LDAP password.
  4. Enter your full name and email address and click Create.
  5. Follow the link in the email to log on to TeamForge.

Sites that Use SAML/SAML+LDAP Authentication

Follow these steps if your TeamForge site uses SAML or SAML+LDAP authentication.

  1. In the Log In to TeamForge section of the TeamForge home page, click Log In.
  2. On the third-party Identity Provider’s (IdP) login page, enter the username and password provided by your third-party IdP.
  3. Click Sign In.
  4. On the Create New Account page, enter the password and other user details.
  5. Click Create.
  6. Follow the link in the email to log on to TeamForge.
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