Updated: I’ve added a FAQ section at the bottom.
We just launched O’Reilly’s single sign on system. Effective immediately you’ll be able to access oreilly.com, Safari Bookshelf, O’Reilly Network, MacDevCenter.com, ONDotnet.com, ONJava.com, ONLamp.com, Perl.com, WindowsDevCenter.com, and XML.com using a single account and password.
We hope you find this system more convenient and intuitive to use.
There are several additional sources of information.
- Existing users will receive an email with more information about their account.
- You can also read the official system bulletin.
- If you’re having account troubles, send email to email@example.com
This is a big change for us, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on the changes over the next few days. If you have any questions or concerns I’m happy to address them here or through email.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t I login?
You need to login with your email address now. A lot of our sites previously required a user id.
Your password may have changed or you may no longer remember your password. Click the “Forgot your password” link on the login page. You will receive a numeric password that will allow you to access your account and reset your password.
Why did my password change?
If you had more than one account on our sites we reset your password. You should have received the new password in your email. If you didn’t receive an email, you can retrieve a new password from the “Forgot my password” link.
You’ll be required to change your password when you login
What’s a screen name?
We’ve kept your old login name around for use as a screen name. It’s now your public identifier on our sites.
Why did my screen name change
In cases where two or more users shared a screen name, we incremented the duplicate names.
This eliminates confusion across our sites where chromatic on OReillyNet may not be the same user as chromatic on XML.com. There would now be a chromatic and a chromatic1.
I’m a Safari customer and I can’t login
You may not have signed up for Safari through O’Reilly. Try logging in through http://search.safaribooksonline.com. You will be automatically directed to the correct Safari portal for your account. You can read more in this note to Safari customers.
Why didn’t you give more warning/communicate this better?
This is a big change for us and for you. We’re reading all of the emails and comments and adding new information to this weblog. Please check back as needed. If you want personal help from our Support Group send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.