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Discover Funding with PivotRP: Account Creation

The guide below will walk you through the steps to set up your Pivot-RP account at ESF Moon Library. If youcame to this guide in error or already have your account set up, proceed to PivotRP

PivotRP can be accessed from the main Moon Library Page, under the Faculty Services Menu.
Click Funding. 

Screen shot of Moon Library Website navigation menu drop-down from Faculty Services with an arrow pointing to Funding.

When you access Pivot-RP, it will ask you to sign in. You will use shibboleth and your ESFID to log in as you do for other services.

Screenshot of the PivotRP login screen with an arrow pointing toward the Shibboleth authentication option.


Choose SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry from the list. It will take you the familiar ESFID login in page.

You may be asked to authentication with Duo.

Screenshot of the PivotRP login screen with SUNY ESF highlighted in the institutional login drop down menu.

On your first login to Pivot-RP, you will be asked to create your account.
Fill out the fields with your information, using your ESF email and chose SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as your institution.

A screenshot of the "Finish Creating your Pivot-RP Account" prompt seen after a first-time user authenticates to the service.

You will be taken to a page to claim your profile. Pivot-RP may send you an email to verify your account. If the email does not arrive as expected, check your Junk folder.

Pivot-RP will attempt to match your account with one that as already been associated with you.
It may ask you to chose your account from a list of potentials.
Screenshot of the "Claim your pre-created profile" prompt seen after a first time user finishes account creation and complete authentication.