Help for New Users - Creating a New Organization Account in
order to Login
An organization account needs to be established once in order to
submit business practices or technologies for certification. There
are a number of roles designated within an organization account, the
Authorized Signatory, Primary Certification Contact,
Alternate Certification Contact, Organization Finance
Contact and Organization Marketing Contact. The
Authorized Signatory,Primary Certification and
Alternate Certification Contacts have the ability to use the
certification system to register business practices or technologies.
They are denoted as Key Contacts.
In addition, further Technical Contacts may be specified,
who may register business practices or technologies but can only
manage business practices or technologies that they have registered
or which have been assigned to them by a Key Contact.
Please note: only after the procedure described here has been
completed and you have received approval by email from the
Certification and Verification Authority will your designated Key Contacts be able to
proceed to login to the site.
On your first visit to this site you need to complete the
following registration information:
- Firstly you need a username and password to register your
organization, so if you don't yet have one please obtain
one from The Open Group's secure web site. After you have
created your personal account you should receive confirmation
by email of your login and password details. If you already
have an account you can proceed immediately to create a
- To create a new organization account you will need to provide:
Details about your organization (name, place of
The name and contact information for the Authorized
Signatory who will authorize your registration;
The name and contact information for the Primary
Certification Contact (and preferably an Alternate) who
will be the organization's primary contact for all
certification-related issues and, along with the Technical
Contacts, will be registering business practices and
technologies in this system;
The name and contact information for the Organization
Financial Contact who will be the contact for any
organization-level payment and/or invoicing issues; and
Optionally, the name and contact information for an
Organization Marketing Contact who will be the contact for
any organization-level marketing-related certification
Finally, you may optionally specify up to four Technical
Contacts at this time, although a Key Contact can add
and amend these at any later time.
- You will need to accept the terms and conditions of
certification for entry into the system.
- After entry of the above information, this system will send
electronic mail to your designated Authorized Signatory who
will need to reply by electronic mail. The Certification
and Verification Authority will audit the response (usually on the next
working day) and if the requirements are met, your
organization will be accepted for entry into the
Certification system. At this stage the Primary and
Alternate Certification Contacts will be sent an email
confirming acceptance of your organization registration.
Once the above is complete, your organization will then be able
to progress to the next stage. Your Key and Technical contacts will
be issued usernames and passwords, so that they can login to enter
the registration process using the Login link.
If you encounter difficulties with the login please contact the
Certification and Verification Authority.
Read the NSI
Certification and Verification Guide and Supplements for further help, or
Return to the NSI Certification Program home page.