Logging In and Getting Started

On this page – Login information when Clarity is:  Hosted by CommonLook | Hosted on Your Server

 The Login Screen for CommonLook Clarity GlobalAccess

Logging Into the Cloud-Based Clarity (Hosted by CommonLook)

Because CommonLook is hosting Clarity for you (and filling the role of the Super Admin.), you’ll only be able to log in as an Organizational Administrator or an Application User.  (Refer to the User Roles section of this Quick Start Guide for more information about each role.)

To log in, follow these steps:

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to the login URL that was provided in the licensing email.
  2. Enter your User Name and Password as requested.
    1. If you’re the first Org. Admin., use the User Name and Password that was provided to you by CommonLook.
    2. If you’re an Org. Admin. or an App. User who was added by the “original” Org. Admin., then they should have provided you with a User Name and Password.
  3. Click Login.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll be taken to the Dashboard screen which provides a quick snapshot of your organization’s PDF accessibility test results.  Note:  If this is your first time logging into Clarity, there won’t be anything displayed on the Dashboard.

If you haven’t run scans yet, follow these steps:

  • Click the Domains tab, go to the Domains screen, and create a domain.
    Follow this link for more information about the Domains screen.
    The Domains tab on the toolbar.
  • Click the Tasks tab on the toolbar, go to the Tasks screen, create a task and run it.
    Follow this link for more information about the Tasks screen.
    The Tasks tab on the toolbar.

You can return to the Dashboard later by clicking that button on the toolbar.
The Dashboard tab on the toolbar.

Logging Into Clarity Hosted on Your Server

  1. Open your web browser and navigate to “Localhost/(WEBSITE NAME HERE)”  The website will have been named during installation and, by default, it’ll be “ClarityWeb” unless it’s been manually changed. (Tip:  There is no need to change the website name unless you already have something named “Clarity Web” on your website.)
  2. Enter your User Name and Password as requested.
    1. If you’re the first Super. Admin., use the User Name and Password that was provided to you by CommonLook.
    2. If you’re a “secondary” Super Admin, an Org. Admin., or an App. User who was added by the “original” Super. Admin., then the “original” Super Admin. should have provided you with a User Name and Password.
  3. Click Login.

Immediately After Logging In:

Super Administrators will be taken to the Change Database screen and asked to select (or create) a Database.  Here is a link to more information about the Change Database screen (on the Administration tab’s page).  Important:  If this is your first time logging into Clarity, you’ll need to Create a Database.

Organizational Administrators and/or Application Users will be taken to the Dashboard screen.  When Domains have been created and scans have been run, the Dashboard gives you a quick snapshot of your organization’s PDF accessibility test results.  Follow this link to learn more about the Dashboard.

To setup Domains, run Tasks, view Reports, or use the other features available in CommonLook Clarity GlobalAccess, choose the appropriate tab in the toolbar.