# DESI Trac Account Approval

## THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE DESI COLLABORATION

If you aren't already logged into this wiki, there will be a little red "Register" link on the upper right of this page.

Click that and follow the instructions below. Please make sure you follow all the instructions below to prevent delays or even rejection of your account.

1. Fill out all the fields, even if they are marked 'Optional'.
2. Use a username that does not contain spaces. For example, JohnSmith is OK and so is John.Smith, but John Smith is not.1
4. Your username should start with an alphabetical character. For example, 2cool4desi is not acceptable.1
5. Your username must be at least five (5) characters in length. For example, john is invalid, but johns is OK.
6. For your email address, use an institutional address, e.g., john.smith@nyu.edu or jjsmith@lbl.gov. Do not use Gmail, Yahoo, etc. Your institutional affiliation is how we know whether you are allowed access.
7. Please give us your full name. It is OK to use accented characters in your full name, if that's how you spell it, e.g., Jôhn Smíth. Just use UTF-8 characters though.

After you register there are additional steps: