REDCap:How to - Log in
2 Factor Authentication
Pre-Requisites (without ZHAW account)
External users that do not have yet an Edu-Id need to register here: . If they don't have an AAI account, they use the manual registration page. Whenever you are asked to select your Institution, do not choose ZHAW, unless you have received an account from ZHAW. There is the option to specify that you do not belong to any of the listed institutions.
When clicking on login/logo at https://redcap.zhaw.ch, you will see the following message.
Click on the my edu-ID, Two-Step Login link to enable 2factor authentication for your edu-ID.
Important: If you have to choose between an account (e.g. staff (firstname.lastname@example.org) and private(e.g. email@example.com)), choose the staff-account
You have two options:
- Authenticator app codes: this option will display you the 6-digit codes in an authenticator app (for example the one that you are already using as a ZHAW-member). This option is useful especially when you are working in spaces (such as laboratories) where you don't have always access to your mobile network.
- SMS Verification codes: this option will send a code via SMS to your phone during logging in
You have to verify your phone by scanning a QR-Code and you need to have an Authenticator app installed (for sure you have as a ZHAW employee)
SMS Verification codes
Verify your mobile number by submitting it:
Put in the verification code that you have received
Login to REDCap
If for any reason you need to log in to switch first, please select in the dropdown the right Institution. For example, if you have a ZHAW account (and eduID), select ZHAW. If you don't belong to any of the listed institutions, choose EduID (very much at the bottom of this long list).
Afterward, you are asked to log in to REDCap, by entering the received SMS code (in case of SMS) or the code that is currently displayed in the Authenticator app - depending on the method you have chosen.
First Time REDCap User
CONGRATULATIONS!! You can now explore the world of REDCap!