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External Collaborator (XIAS) Accounts

This segment of the docs has instructions for managing and creating XIAS accounts for external collaborators.

External collaborators require XIAS accounts to access Cheaha. Obtaining an account requires a UAB-employed sponsor, typically a research PI, who will claim responsibility for the external collaborator. The XIAS account creation process is initiated by the sponsor, not by the external collaborator.

An overview of creating an external collaborator account:

  1. The sponsor must first:
    1. Create and manage XIAS Sites
    2. Create and manage XIAS Guests
  2. The guest must then Create a XIAS Guest Account

We recommend the sponsor and guest stay in close contact during the process in case anything unexpected occurs. If you encounter difficulties with any part of the XIAS website process, please contact AskIT. If you encounter difficulties with the Cheaha account creation portion at the Open OnDemand web portal, please contact Support

What is next and how to login to services?

To login to the Cheaha and GitLab services, you need to use your XIAS email address and the password used to create your XIAS account. To access the Cloud.rc, you first need to request an account. Please follow Cloud.rc to initiate the request.

For further guidance on how to proceed and what steps to take next, please refer to the following documentation pages.


Before proceeding with any of the resources below, be sure you have been granted authorization to those particular resources by your Sponsor.