A BSCW server may or may not allow self-registration by prospective users. If a server has not been configured for self-registration, then only the BSCW administrator can register new users. The following description of the registration process assumes that your BSCW server does allow for self-registration.
The key to your registration is your personal email address. A BSCW server will typically get it
o from you when you open the registration page of your BSCW server (on FIT’s public BSCW server this is http://public.bscw.de/pub) and click [register first], or
o from an already registered user who invites you to cooperate with her or him in a shared workspace.
When the registration procedure has been initiated by the provision of your email address, BSCW sends an email message to that address. This message contains a special URL which you have to open in your Web browser.
Opening this URL brings up a form where you fill in your user name and password. This form may be used only once.
After submission of the registration form, BSCW is ready for your first log-in under the user name and password given.