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Registering with the OSG

COManage administrators

This page is for users who want to register with the OSG. If you are a COManage Admin and need to approve a user registration, go to the Approving COManage Registrations page instead.

OSG uses the COManage identity management system to register OSG contacts. COManage is backed by the InCommon federation, meaning that users can register with the OSG using their institutional identities with familiar single sign-on forms.

Submitting an Application

To register with the OSG, submit an appplication using the self-signup process:

  1. Go to

  2. You will be presented with a CILogon Single-Sign On page. Select your insitution and sign in with your insitutional credentials:


  3. After you have signed in, you will be presented with the self-signup form. Click the "BEGIN" button:


  4. Enter your name and email address. In most cases, your institution will provide defaults for your name and email address. If you prefer, you may override these values. Click the "SUBMIT" button:


Verifying Your Email Address

After submitting your registration application, you will receive an email from to verify your email address. Follow the link in the email and click the "Accept" button to complete the verification:


Waiting for Approval

After verifying your email address, your registration must be approved by OSG staff. Once your registration has been approved, you will receive an email confirming your OSG registration:


Getting Help

For assistance with the OSG contact registration process, please use this page.