Log in to Your Catalyst Web Tools Account

The Catalyst Web Tools login process begins with a "where are you from" (WAYF) page. People who have a UW NetID can log in with a UW NetID. People who do not have a UW NetID can log in using a Google Account. If you have a UW NetID, it is recommended that you use that to log in. You can create tools only with your UW NetID, not with a Google Account ID.

Log in With Your UW NetID

To log in to your Catalyst Web Tools account using a UW NetID, follow these steps:

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  2. Go to the Catalyst Tools Login page.
  3. Select I have a UW NetID and click Next. You will move to the UW NetID Weblogin page. Before clicking Next on the Catalyst Tools Login page, you can select "Remember my choice on this computer" to bypass this page on future visits. If you later want to return to this page to select a different identity provider, remove the cookies from your Web browser.
  4. On the UW NetID Weblogin page, enter your UW NetID and password. Click Log in. You will move to your Catalyst Web Tools account page.

Log in With Your Google Account ID

You can log in to your Catalyst Web Tools account using your Google Account ID. Note that the Google account is different from the account that some individuals use for accessing UW Google Apps. A Google account ID is username@gmail.com; the UW Google Apps account is username@uw.edu.

To log in with Gmail, follow these steps:

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  2. Go to the Catalyst Tools Login page.
  3. Select I DO NOT have a UW NetID and click Next.
  4. On the next screen, select Google. You will move to the Google Account page.
  5. Enter your Google Account ID and password, then click Sign in.

    Note: If you are already logged in to your Gmail account, you will see a Google Accounts screen with the following message: "catalyst.uw.edu is asking for some information from your Google Account username@gmail.com." Click Allow.

  6. On the Catalyst Tools account page, click Save.

Last modified: November 10, 2014