We can provide login access for scientific colleagues who are engaged in active collaborations with Laboratory scientists. Because of NASA's increased emphasis on computer security, the process for creating such accounts is more formal and requires some paperwork.
If you already have login access to NASA computers at Goddard Space Flight Center, then this step is already done, and you can skip to Step 2 below. (Note, however, that at some point in the near future, you will need to go through some kind of special approval process at the Agency level in order to get an account on our system.)
If you do not have access to NASA computers at Goddard, then you will need to register with the NASA "IdMax" system. Read and sign the computer rules of behavior put out by Goddard's Code 600. Then wait for approval. Note that for foreign nationals, the process will involve more bureacracy, more required approvals, federal investigations, and consequently a lengthier wait.
Also, please note that we require two-factor authentication when you log in from remote sites. Currently the official NASA way of doing two-factor is to use NASA-issued RSA tokens. Thus, you may need to apply for an RSA token at the same time you apply for a NASA IdMax identity.
To get the process started, contain Georgiann Batluck. Her phone number is 301-614-6044, and her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. She can advise you on how to begin.
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Sign the application form on the line within the box labelled "ALL USERS MUST READ AND SIGN THIS STATEMENT". Unfortunately, we do need your signature on the application, so you must send us the piece of paper. (Yes, we do know about electronic signing, and someday perhaps we will be able to support that. But not today.)
Send your signed application form by regular postal mail to your contact here in Code 614, or by fax to 301-614-5903.
We will let you know when this is done.