Set up personal account for remote access

Institutional license gives all members of a subscribing institution unlimited access to Social Explorer, all its data, and tools without even signing up. However, if you’re a member of a subscribing institution, you still might want to sign up for a personal account in order to save, share, and collaborate on maps and projects, or access Social Explorer off-site. Here’s what you need to know about setting up a personal account. 

  1. Visit Social Explorer while connected to your institutional network.

    If you see the Professional license provided by banner at the top of the page, your Institution subscribes to Social Explorer and you have a full access to all tools and resources.

  2. In the upper-right corner, click Sign Up.

Once you set up a personal account, your avatar will display on the top right below the license information. 

By creating a personal account while connected to your institution’s network, your account will be automatically authenticated for remote access to Social Explorer and all its data and features for three months.

You will need to access your account from your institution’s network at least once every 3 months to maintain your professional license.

Re-authenticating your account

To re-authenticate your account, simply follow these steps.

  1. Connect to your institutional or campus network. 
  2. Visit Social Explorer.
  3. Log in to your account. 
  4. Go and use Social Explorer from home or anywhere for another three months.