Logging In With Umbrella

 

What is Umbrella?


Taken from: https://umbrellaid.org/euu/umbrellaforusers


Umbrella is a federated identity system for the users of the (European) large neutron and photon facilities.
Identity system: Umbrella allows providing these users with a unique, persistent identity. That means that a user will be able to log in at any of the participating facilities and have access to the services offered. There will be only one person with this identity.
Persistent: Once defined, this identity will be valid for the rest of the academic life.
Federated: This identity is valid not only at one facility but holds at all partner facilities.

Registering With Umbrella


To register with Umbrella navigate to https://umbrellaid.org/ and follow the instructions to create a new account.

Linking your Umbrella and RAL accounts


When signed out of RAL Online Facilities:


For users that have an Umbrella account and already have an account with RAL Facilities you can link your account by first logging in to Umbrella and then navigating to https://users.facilities.rl.ac.uk/auth/ and click the "Sign in with Umbrella" link below the Sign In form.

Umbrella SignIn Box

Umbrella SignIn Box
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You will then be taken to a very similar login page with a message at the top informing you to sign in using your RAL credentials to complete the account linking.
Please check that the correct Umbrella account name is display in the message box.

Umbrella Message Login Page

Umbrella Message Login Page
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When signed in to RAL Online Facilities:

If you are already signed in to RAL facilities you should see a message box appear at the top of the page asking if you'd link to link your Umbrella account with the currently signed in account. Click this link and you will and you will be taken to a login page with a message informing you to sign in using your RAL credentials to complete the account linking.
Please check that the correct Umbrella account name is display in the message box.

Umbrella Message Login Page

Umbrella Message Login Page
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Logging in to RAL Online Facilities

Once logged in to Umbrella navigate to https://users.facilities.rl.ac.uk/auth/ and either click on the "Sign in with Umbrella" link below the sign in form or click the link in the message box that appears at the top of the page.

Umbrella Logged In Notification

Umbrella Logged In Notification
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Unlinking your Umbrella Account

If you want to remove the link between your Umbrella account and your RAL facilities account you will need to first sign in at https://users.facilities.rl.ac.uk/auth/ followed by clicking the "Update your details" link in the "Your Details" box.

Your Details Box

Your Details Box
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Once the page has loaded click the "Identities" tab on the left.

Finally click the red "x" in the top right corner of the account you'd like to remove.

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