Logging In

Logging In to the eLauncher

The MAPS eLauncher provides a single location from which you can launch any of the MAPS applications, access online training and support resources, or see the new features in the latest releases.

In your web browser, navigate to the URL provided by your MAPS administrator. If you are prompted to log in at this time, do one of the following:

If your institution has single sign-on configured for use with a SAML server, you do not need to enter your credentials here. Select the Single Sign-On button and enter your username and password on your institution's SSO page. (The Single Sign-On button is only displayed when SAML SSO is available.)

Prompt for username and password, or access single sign on

The MAPS eLauncher displays after your credentials are validated.

Product eLauncher showing each available product

Login Issues

If you cannot log in, it may be due to local or network firewall settings. You may need to configure your firewall to allow access on the selected port.

Launching Application Clients

To launch an application client, navigate to the product you wish to use and then select the launch button for that product.

Clicking the Argos button to launch the Argos product.

If you are prompted to install the Evisions Application Launcher (EAL), follow the prompts on your screen to continue. Expand the link below, for more information.

Note: If you do not have permission to install applications on your computer, you may need to consult with your IT department for assistance.

When you launch an application (Argos, for example) you may see a prompt informing you that the browser is trying to run an external program, and asking whether you want to proceed. Select OK or Allow to allow the launcher to run.

Note that the prompt is different in different browsers.

The EAL in Firefox          

If there are multiple versions of the application available, choose the version to use, then select Launch.

Select a version to run

If the application or application version you selected is not already installed on your computer, it will download. This may take some time, especially over slow connections.

Logging In to the Application Clients

If you have not yet logged in to the application, the main login screen displays. The screen for each MAPS application is similar to the one below. You must enter your credentials to access the application under the following circumstances:

Otherwise, you do not need to enter your credentials again unless you are accessing a different secured program or feature, or need to reconnect.

This is the Argos Login screen.  In addition to login and password entries, you must also ensure that the correct server is specified.

There are several options you can configure on this screen:

IntelleCheck users have an additional option to select the database connection prior to login:

Selecting the TEST8 database connection

Your data connection permissions (established by the MAPS administrator) determine the connections displayed in the list. If you do not see the connection you want to use, enter your username and password and select Refresh. Your MAPS administrator can provide further assistance with data connection permissions.

Once you have entered all information, select Log In to launch the application.

Failed Login Attempts

Your MAPS administrator determines how failed login attempts are handled, based on your institution's password policy. If allowed, you may be able to log in after waiting a period of time specified by the administrator (often an hour).

Server Selection

Select the Server link on the Login dialog to select a different server, if necessary. Note that the Servers section looks slightly different depending on the product and version you are running:

This image is the Login dialog when Edit Servers is selected.  With Edit Servers selected, you enter the server name or address, and port used for communication between Argos and MAPS.          MAPS/Argos 5.0 server dialog

The following actions are available from this area: