Set up personal account for remote access

The institutional license gives all members of a subscribing institution unlimited access to Social Explorer. 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 Welcome popup with the name of your institution it means that your institution subscribes to Social Explorer and you have a full access to all tools and resources.

  2. Click on the Create Account button.

License information will be displayed in the upper right corner of the page.

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.