Getting Started


Thank you for using TACC. If you are a new TACC user, this page will guide you through the process of setting up an account for use with the UTRC Portal. If you are an existing user that already has an active allocation and multi-factor authentication with the TACC Token App on your account, then you are ready to use the UTRC Portal.

Creating an Account

Before you can access the UTRC Portal, you must first have an active account with TACC. You can create one that is linked to your UT System Institution credentials.

First, you will need to create a TACC account using your UT System Institution Credentials. Please navigate to the sign up page and select your institution at portal.tacc.utexas.edu/utdr

Log in with your institution credentials.

 

You should see a page that welcomes you with your name and institution. Click the I need to create a TACC Account button. Complete form. If you are eligible, check the I am PI Eligible box. You will receive an e-mail with a verification link. Please click on the link to verify your account.


Logging In for the First Time

Before you can access the UTRC Portal, you must first have an active account with TACC. You can create one that is linked to your UT System Institution credentials.

 

You may now log in to the UTRC Portal by navigating to https://utrc.tacc.utexas.edu and clicking Log in with TACC.

 

At the Agave Platform authentication page, please enter your TACC username and password.

 

When asked, click the Always Approve button.

 

The UTRC Portal will display the Account Setup page. This page will verify that your account has:

  • An active allocation on TACC systems
  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA) with the TACC Token App

If you already meet these requirements, you will be forwarded to the dashboard and you may proceed with Accessing Your Files. Otherwise, continue reading about Getting an Allocation and how to Setup Multi-factor Authentication.

 


Getting an Allocation

To use the UTRC Portal, you will need to have an active allocation on TACC resources. If you are PI eligible, you may request your own project and allocations. Alternatively, you may request to be added to a startup allocation through the Account Step screen.

 

If you are a new TACC user that does not have an active project, you may request to be added to one. Please click the Confirm button on the Account Setup page. A request to be added to a project will be generated on your behalf.

 

Your request will be reviewed by TACC staff. When you have been approved, you will receive an e-mail notification.

 

Your account now has an allocation on the necessary TACC resources. The next step is to setup multi-factor authentication.

 


Setting up Multi-factor Authentication

Your account will need to have Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) setup using the TACC Token App, available on the Google Play and iTunes stores.

 

 

If you do not have MFA pairing through the TACC Token App, click the Click here for more info link.

 

In the dialog that appears, click the link to go to https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/account-profile/-/profile/view.

 

You will be redirected to the TACC User Portal, where you can pair your account with the TACC Token App. 

Once you have completed MFA pairing with the TACC Token app, return to the UTRC portal https://utrc.tacc.utexas.edu/onboarding/setup and click the Confirm button.

 

Your Account Setup is now complete. You will be automatically forwarded to the UTRC Portal Dashboard. You may also click the Continue to Dashboard button.

 


Accessing Your Files

To access your personal files on the UTRC Portal, you will need to Authenticate with TACC using the TACC Token App.

 

 

In the UTRC Portal Dashboard, click the Data Files icon on the left navigation. You will be taken to My Data.

 

You will be asked to Authenticate with TACC Token before you are able to access your files. Click the Authenticate with TACC Token button.

 

In the window that appears, enter your password and a token from the TACC Token App. Then click Authenticate.

 

You will get a green success message. You may now access your personal files on My Data. If you are a first time user, you may not have any files yet.