For users (old and new)
I’m new in CTA – what can I do?
If you‘ve just
joined the CTA collaboration, you should make sure that the group
representative of the institute you work for has added you to the CTA database.
database is located in SharePoint and it is the starting point of the
transmission of your account to the other web services.
name and email address are in the database, you will be automatically added to
the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, meaning that you will
be informed about major happenings in CTA.
If you need
access to the CTA web services (i.e. InDiCo for the meetings, SVN for the
repository etc.), you should request an account. In order to do this, you
should go to the User Registry located at:
request procedure will follow in two steps: In the first part you will be asked
to choose a user ID (that cannot be changed, please choose something easy to
remember, like your family name, or both first and family name, but not your
email address!) and some personal details. After this, you will get an email
with a link you should follow in order to create a password of your choice and
add the institute details. Once you submit, you only have to wait for your
request to be approved (this takes usually not more than 24 hours) and then you
will get immediate access to the CTA web services. Please notice that you
will not receive a confirmation email when your account is active.
What do I have access to with my account?
CTA collaboration portal on SharePoint:
As a CTA
member, you will have access to most of the sub-sites in Sharepoint with
reading permissions (meaning you can view everything and download documents).
If you need to perform some actions, you should join the respective group with
contributing rights (for example, if you’re working on the Atmospheric
Calibration within the Central Calibration Facilities you might want to join
the group cta-wp-ccf-atmos). Also, you will be automatically added to the
corresponding mailing list (in the example email@example.com). A list of all available groups
can be found on:
the list, then on Actions/Join this group. A request will be sent to the
person/s responsible for this group or, in some cases, automatically accepted).
meeting page on the InDiCo:
As a CTA
member, you will have access to most categories. You can only upload materials
to an agenda if you are manager of that meeting or speaker
requirements system Jama:
· The project management web application Redmine for CTA sub-projects (wiki, ticketing system...) RedMine (first go the CAS sign-in, then choose CTA
collaborator and add your log-in data):
· including the SVN repository content at:
If you need a SVN account to modify/add some SVN files, please make the request through the "My SVN access" tab on top of the User Registry page at https://cta.cta-observatory.org/web-registry/
How can I join a mailing list?
starting point for the mailing lists is again Sharepoint. Each group in Sharepoint
corresponds to a mailing list. Join a group, and you will be automatically
added to the mailing list:
(click on the list, then on Actions/Join this group. A request will be sent to the person/s responsible for this group or, in some cases, automatically accepted).
How do I unsubscribe from a Sharepoint group /
Go to the
corresponding Sharepoint group on https://portal.cta-observatory.org/_layouts/groups.aspx, choose the group, click on Actions
/ Leave this group. Everything else will happen automatically.
I will leave CTA. What do I have to do?
leave the groups you joined by following the procedure explained at “How do I
unsubscribe from a Sharepoint group / mailing list”. As for the membership in
CTA, your group representative should add a stop date to your record. According
to CTA policy, your name will disappear from the members list from that date
on, but you will keep your account for a further year (meaning that you will
also receive emails from the cta-members mailing list). This will grant you the
possibility to opt-in for the authors’ list in case of a published paper. If
you don’t wish to receive emails anymore, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I do if I change institute?
You should update your personal details in the User Registry on https://cta.cta-observatory.org/web-registry/ and in parallel inform email@example.com, who will take care of changing the database accordingly and inform the group leaders of the two institutes involved.
What if I want to change my personal details?
If you have
changed name, affiliation or email address, you can update your personal
details in the User Registry at https://cta.cta-observatory.org/web-registry/
I forgot my password, what do I do?
Go to https://cta.cta-observatory.org/web-registry/, click on “Forgot your password?”
and follow the instructions.
How do I join the old WiKi?
recommend not to use the WiKi anymore (use SharePoint instead), but if you need
to access it, please ask cta-support for the log-in data