1.3.1. Creating an Account / Logging-In

The upper right corner of the NOAO Data Lab web page contains links to log in or sign up for a new account.

Logging in

Clicking on Sign Up brings up a registration form, with all fields required.


Once submitted, a human will confirm the registration of the account, and an email will be sent to the address you provided.

Clicking on Login brings up the login page.

Log in

Once logged in, you will be directed to your profile page, which includes your basic information and resource allocation. You may also change your password from there at any time. You can log out by clicking the logout button in the upper right corner.

User profile What does an account give you?

Many Data Lab services can be accessed anonymously, without the need to create an account. These include:

  • Data Discovery Tools
  • Database queries through web, Python clients and interfaces, or other TAP clients
  • Simple Image Access (SIA) service
  • Public Jupyter Notebook server for temporary analysis and exploration

An authenticated user gets access to:

  • MyDB and virtual storage of results from queries or other operations, backed by a server-side resource allocation of 1+ TB.
  • Private Jupyter Notebook server for persistent analysis and exploration