Logging in to GSA
|The general GSA log-in accesses these areas|
|Click here to access GSA journals|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why do I have to log in?
- What is my username / password?
- I reset my password. Now I can't find my user name.
- Can I change my User Name?
- What about my login for GSA Journals?
Q: Why do I have to log in?
A: GSA is implementing a new Single Sign On (SSO) system to make it more convenient for members to conduct online business with GSA without having to log in more than once and remember multiple username/password combinations. It's much like other sites you visit on the Internet these days: you create your own login that you can remember. (It also keeps your data more secure.)
We are rolling this out with the Connected Community and newly refined GSA Store. This is also where you sign in to make address changes and other updates to your membership record. The membership directory is now part of the Connected Community. Eventually the SSO system will log you in to meeting registration, membership renewal, the student volunteer program, and more.
Of course, most of the informational pages on the GSA website are completely public as always. Login is only required for interactive areas.
Q: What is my username / password?
A: If this is your first time signing in to GSA, you will need to activate your profile. Members (and even some non-members) already have accounts that just need to be activated. Click on "Forgot User Name/Password" to retrieve your login credentials. If that does not work, then click on the "create a new profile" link. Details for How to Log In (members & non-members) can be found under "HELP" in the main Connected Community navigation. The same instructions apply whether you're going to the Connected Community, the GSA Store, or the Change of Address Form.
Q: I reset my password. Now I can't find my user name.
A: In the email you received to reset your password your user name is shown in the first paragraph like this:
Password reset request for logon: XXXXXX
If you see a number there, and you've never been through the SSO system before, your user name defaults to your member ID.
Q: Can I change my User Name?
A: Yes. Once you are logged in, go to the 'Edit Profile' link (in box above). Just past the address section you'll see a 'Login Credentials' section. This is where you can change your user name and password anytime you wish.
Q: What about my login for GSA Journals?
A: GSA Online Publications is managed by HighWire Press and is a completely different system. We hope to someday connect their system with ours, but for now they are different.