How to get started with Mattermost community access on BrowZer

Let's look at the steps to get you started with accessing Mattermost NetFoundry community app over "BrowZer" Each customer / partner would be on a dedicated channel.

 

What you need -

1. A laptop / desktop with Chromium based browsers such as Google chrome, Microsoft edge, Brave etc connected to the internet.

2. An account with GIT HUB ( Cloud) or GSuite ( Gmail). The email address should be shared with your NetFoundry contact so that the identity can be created against your e-mail address. Before proceeding to https://mattermost.openziti.io you should now wait for NetFoundry to acknowledge that your Identity has been provisioned.

Step 1:

When you arrive at https://mattermost.openziti.io, you should use the 'Continue with Google' or 'Continue with GitHub' button:

 

If your Google account enforces 2FA, you will encounter a screen resembling the following after you successfully enter your Google credentials (otherwise ignore this step). Same is the case with your GIT hub account:

Step 2:

Once past any potential 2FA-gate, the first time you access this Mattermost instance, you will encounter the dialog rendered below. You MUST click “View in Browser”.

 

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The first time you access this Mattermost instance, you will need to create a Mattermost account. You can initiate that process by clicking “Create an Account”…

 

…and then provide your email address, and self-select a username/password.

 

 

After clicking “Create Account” in the above dialog, the Mattermost system will send you an email resembling the one below to verify your email address…

 

Step 3: 

Once clicking “Verify Email”, Mattermost will complete your account setup and you will then be able to login to Mattermost.

 

Send a msg to your NetFoundry contact once you are in. Example - Message Suren as - @suren once you are in Mattermost letting the person know that  you have arrived.

 

You are all set!

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