This article will help you create and log in to your Amara user account. Signing up is easy and it’s free! 


With your Amara Free user account, you can:

  • Subtitle public videos on Amara

  • Add videos by their URL

  • Automatically add new videos from YouTube or Vimeo

  • Find volunteer teams to join


Everyone on Amara starts out with a free user account. Learn more about contributing and creating Amara teams or check out our options for creating your own subtitling workspace on Amara.


If you do not have an Amara account yet, you can still browse and search for public videos and watch them with subtitles in the Amara video player. 



Sign up


If you want to submit videos and create subtitles on Amara, you need to create a user account and log in. To begin, open the SIGN UP FOR FREE page.


Two ways to create a new user account on Amara:

  • Selecting a username and a password

  • Using an existing social network account (Twitter, Facebook)


IMPORTANT: Your user account on amara.org is valid only at amara.org. The Amara Support Center (support.amara.org) requires separate registration.




Create your account by clicking the SIGN UP FOR FREE button in the top right corner of Amara’s site.


An arrow points to the sign up for free button on Amara


Enter your desired username, the email address you want to use for Amara communication, and your password. Re-enter your password to confirm before clicking the Create Account button.


Your username should:

  • Contain no spaces 

  • Contain no special characters (@ .  +  -  _ symbols are accepted)

  • Be unique (if username is taken, choose another username)


Helptext that tells you if a username is already taken


Provide a valid email address when creating a new user account. Make sure that you have access to this email before signing up. This email address will be used for resetting your password and for receiving important notifications about your account.  If you do not sign up with a valid email address, you will not be able to reset your email or password in the future and some Amara features will be inaccessible.*


After entering all necessary information, click the Create Account button. If all the data you have entered is accepted, a new user account will be created. 


If you create a new Amara account successfully, you will be signed in automatically, which means you should now see your username in the top right-hand corner of the screen:


Username highlighted in the top right of the Amara volunteer page with an arrow pointing to it


Confirming Your Account


After you create an Amara account, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your account. 


Please check your Spam or Junk folders for new emails if the confirmation email does not arrive in your Inbox.


After you confirm your account, you are ready to start exploring Amara!





Instead of creating and memorizing a new username and password to retype each time you log in, you can create an Amara account using an existing third-party site account including Google, Facebook, Twitter or TED.


Click the site of your choice to get started. If you are not already logged in, you will be prompted to log in using your existing login information for that site. The Amara site will then check to make sure that there is no existing user account associated with the social network account you have chosen. 


If no match exists, you can confirm the email address associated with your social network account by clicking Proceed:


Complete one-click sign up by entering the email associated with your existing social network account


Check the email on the Sign Up page. Make sure you have access to this email account before you click Proceed. If you enter another email address on this page, emails from Amara will go to that address. 


This email address will be used for resetting your password and for receiving important notifications about your account.  If you do not sign up with a valid email address, you might have trouble resetting your password in the future and some Amara features will be inaccessible.*

 

After you confirm your email address, a new user account will be created for you and you will automatically be signed in for your first user session with Amara. 


After you are logged in, you can go to your Account page to verify that you have a valid email address associated with your account and update your information if needed.


If you do not wish to create a new user account using a social network account, click the Sign Up link at the bottom of the panel. This will cancel the attempted account creation and take you back to the Sign Up page.


You must be signed in to your social network account in your browser before you use one-click login. If you are not already logged in, you will be asked to log in to your social network account before proceeding to sign up on Amara. 


For example, if you created your Amara account with your gmail login information “user@gmail.com,” you must be signed in to that Google account in your browser to use the auto-login button. If you are signed into another account, our site will prompt you to create a new account instead of logging into your existing account.


If you created a user account with the use of a social network account, you still have a username and can create a password on your Account page if you want. You can use either your username and password or you can use the auto-login buttons at any time.  

 

 

 

Privacy and Special Considerations

Make sure you are logged into the linked Facebook or Twitter account in your browser, especially if you share your computer with other people. 

 

If someone else is signed in to their Facebook or Twitter account in your browser, our site will attempt to login or sign up with that account. In this case, login to the correct Facebook or Twitter account and go back to the Sign Up page and try again.

 

It is possible to create several Amara accounts with the same email. Make sure you know which email address is associated with your Amara account so you can reset your password if you need to.

 

If you create an account on Amara using an existing identity, some information might be imported from your social network account, like your email address.

 

You can check your account information by clicking Account in the dropdown menu where your username is at the top right corner of the page. View your username, email address, and connected external accounts in your Account tab.







Log in


If you have a user account on Amara, but you don’t see your username in the top right-hand corner of the screen, then it is time to Login! 


Click the Login button at the top right corner of the page.


The login button on amara.org highlighted with an arrow



Two ways to log in:


  1. Using a social network account

  2. With your username and password

 

Log in page for amara with one-click options or regular log in





If you created your Amara Account with the use of a username and password instead of linking a social network account, enter them in the bottom part of the Log In panel. Click Log In to proceed. 


If the username and password match an active user account, you will be successfully signed in and you will see your username in the top right corner. 


If the password did not match the username, you will be prompted to retry.


Log in page showing warning message about case-sensitive fields for username and password








You can log in with a single click if you created an Amara account with social network login information instead of a username and password. On the Login pageclick the button for the social network site that you used to create your account: 


Single-click log in options highlighted on Amara login page


 





When you sign up for an Amara account, you can either submit an email and password of your choice or use existing login information from a social network site. If you are concerned about your account security or you have forgotten your previous password, you might want to reset your password.


If you signed up using one-click login with a third party site, your Amara account will not automatically have a password. You will need to set a password to access some actions that require higher security protection. 


Reset your password on your Account Page

If you are signed in, open the Account page in your profile. Click your username in the top right-hand corner of the screen and then click Account from the drop-down menu. 




If you know your current password, you can reset it on your Account page directly:

  • Enter your current password

  • Enter your new password twice to confirm

  • Click the Save Changes button




Account page with password change fields and save changes button highlighted


If you do not know your current password, you can reset your password on your Account page by email:

  • Click the reset it by email link above the Save Changes button

  • Check your email address on the Password Reset page

  • Click the Reset My Password button to confirm your email


Reset it by email link highlighted on the Amara user account page


You will receive an email with a link to reset your password. Click the link in the email and enter a new password twice to confirm and then click the Set new password button:



Set your new password page with two fields to confirm password



Reset your password from the Login page

You can reset your password without being logged into Amara

  • Click the Login link in the top right-hand corner of the screen

  • Click the Forgot your password? link under the Log In button


A pink arrow points to a highlighted area on the log in page that helps you if you forgot your username or password on Amara




On the Password Reset page, enter the email address associated with your user account on Amara. Then click the Send Recovery Email button.


Forgot your username or password page with example email address entered


You will receive an email with a link to reset your password. Click the link in the email and enter a new password twice to confirm and click the Set new password button:

 

Set new password page with two fields to confirm your password before setting


 





Learn more


Check out these links to help you get started subtitling and sharing videos on Amara:





*  Amara respects your privacy. Your email address will only be used as the confirmation of your identity and for communication with you. It will not be disclosed to any third party. Learn more about Amara's privacy policy.

 

 

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