Login to Helmholtz Cloud Services via Helmholtz AAI
Helmholtz AAI allows seamless access to a large and growing number of Cloud Services, many of them accessible via the Helmholtz Cloud Portal and supported by HIFIS.
Exemplary Helmholtz Cloud Service: Events Management Platform
As a popular example, the HIFIS Event Management Platform has been made available for all Helmholtz and collaboration partners. This Tutorial describes the login process for this exemplary service, however, all other services function analogously.
Easy login via your username at your home institute
Like for all Helmholtz Cloud Services, you can use your home institution’s login to use the service seamlessly. This is managed via the Helmholtz AAI (Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure).
Click-by-Click: Login to the service via Helmholtz AAI
Click to open screenshots for each step.
Open the service — in this example the HIFIS Event Management Platform — in your browser. Do so by locating it in the Helmholtz Cloud Portal and clicking on "Go to service", or direct access in the browser via https://events.hifis.net.
Click on Login at the top right.
In some cases, you need to additionally click on Helmholtz AAI. This step is mostly skipped.
Select your home institution, i.e. the institution where you already have your home account. You can scroll down or use filtering, e.g. helmholtz or desy. The example is about DESY. You have to find your own Helmholtz Centre or institution.
Can't find your institution or it is not supported? As a fallback, a login from ORCID, Github or Google can be performed. Select it accordingly.
Provide your username, passphrase of your home institution. There is no new password or username required.
Accept data transmissions from your home institution's identity provider (IdP) to Helmholtz AAI, and further to events.hifis.net.
Only if you log in the first time — Register at Helmholtz AAI.
- Click on Register.
- Please check your name and mail address.
- Read and accept the AAI usage policies.
You may choose to remember your decision, so you won’t be bothered again.
If you later decide otherwise, you can revoke consent and delete stored data here.
- Click on Submit.
Continue with normal log-in and enjoy access to the Helmholtz Cloud Service(s)!
Having problems with login to a Cloud Service?
If you have persisting problems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, providing:
- The exact service (and possibly sub-page) you want to access,
- The exact error your receive,
- The URL / address of the error page,
- The time point of your (failed) login attempt.
- 2022-12-13 Removed some outdated or irrelevant information, some formulation fixes.