How do I log in to the Portal?

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  1. Visit
  2. Login with your new TruePass client certificate.(See "What is the portal signup procedure?") :

Portal Login

3. You will be brought to the Secure Desktop page

  1. To use any of the applications appearing on the left-hand side, such asxterm (sflogin0), click on it.
  2. If the application is used for the first time, you will be prompted to log in. For this, you use your username and the UNIX password that you received:Global Desktop
  3. The Secure Desktop will remember password and userID for the application, and automatically use it next time. If the information has changed (for instance, you changed your login password), it will prompt you again.
  4. No "Secure Desktop webtop preferences" have to be set anymore as the SD automatically stores that information.