Sign-In Instructions

Most of the Midnight Homebrewers' League's new web site is available to the public for viewing.  However, we have a private Members-Only area which requires signing-in with a Google Account.  The site uses our own new domain (www.midnighthomebrewers.org) for public viewing and navigation, but it is actually "hosted" by Google Sites.  This gives us the ability to seamlessly implement many other Google-hosted resources, such as the Google Calendar, Google Discussion Group, and Google Documents which we use for our Membership Roster.

If you already have a Google Account, you may use it to sign into our Members-Only site:

Click on the Members-Only Page (Requires Sign-In) link.  Then sign-in to your existing Google Account.  You will see a message that says that this site requires permission, along with a link to Request Permission.  Clicking that link will send us a notice to add your Google Account address to our site's permissions.  Once your account has been added (usually we are able to do this within minutes or a couple of hours of your request), you will receive an email back once your Google Account has been added to our site permissions.

If you DO NOT already have a Google Account, you will need to create one in order to view the Members-Only content.  It is fast and free, and will allow you to use your current email address even if it is not a Google (gmail) address.

  1. Click the Members-Only Page (Requires Sign-In).  You will be taken to the Google Sites sign-in page.  Instead of signing-in, because you don't have a current account, you will click the button near the top of the page that says Sign Up.
  2. There, you enter whatever existing email address you wish to use for your new Google Account.  Create a password for your new Google Account.  I think it also asks for your birthday.  Enter the squiggly text which Google uses to make sure that you're not just a robot creating new accounts.  Finish creating the account by clicking whatever the button says (i.e. "OK", or Create Account, etc.)
  3. You will then be sent an activation email to the email address you used when you created the account.  Open your email program, open the activation email from Google, and click on the link to Activate your new Google Account.
  4. Return to our site (where you are now) and click the Members-Only Page (Requires Sign-in) link again.  Sign into your new Google Account.  You will see a message that says the site requires permission, along with a link to Request Permission.  Clicking that link will send us a notice to add your Google Account address to our site's permissions.  You will receive an email back once your Google Account has been added to our site permissions.

If you have any problems or questions, please holler.

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