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Members Only Frequently Asked Questions

What is the procedure to log into the VITA websites?

VITA maintains two separate sites

  • VITA.com for general/marketing related material and
  • Workspace.VITA.com for technical/VITA Standards Organization (VSO) related material (we call this VITA workspace).

You must register on each to get access to these sites.

To register for the VITA.com "Members Only" area, go to VITA.com >> About VITA >> Membership >> Join VITA ; and select "Individual Member (must have Sponsor or Regular membership to be approved)" to enter your email and the captcha. This is a moderated registration, meaning VITA staff will vet your request, enter you into the system, and notify you to select your password. VITA staff will also enter you into VITA Workspace where a separate notification will be sent to ask you to select a password for that site. You are free to use the same password or another one at your discretion.

If you are already a member of VITA and want to sign up for VITA Workspace, go to Workspace.VITA.com and click on the "SIGNUP"button on the top right of the page. Select your company from the company list, enter your information, and click “Submit Application”. This is also a moderated registration. You will be sent a notification to select a password once you have been entered into the system by VITA staff.

Of special note is that many users of the previous VITA.com site used it to download approved standards. You will need to be registered in VITA Workspace to gain access to these approved standards. The process once you are logged in is described at www.vita.com/FAQ “Where can VITA members go to download approved specifications?”

One other item of note is that the username for both sites is your full email address, username@company.com.

As always, feel free to contact us with questions at admin@vita.com.

I have forgotten my password and username, what do I do?

For Workspace.VITA.com: click on "LOGIN" button at top right of page. Click on "I forgot my password"; then enter your email address. The system will then send you further instructions.

For www.VITA.com your user name is your email; click on "Forget password" at top right of page and enter your email and captcha. The system will then send you further instructions.

If the above does not work, send an email to admin@vita.com

How do I change my account information (email, username, etc.)?

For Workspace.VITA.com, sign in with your credentials. On the top bar you will see your name with a "drop down arrow"; click on the "drop down arrow" and select "My Profile". This will bring up your account page where you can change your username, password, and other information.

For www.VITA.com, sign in with your credentials. In the top right hand corner click on "View profile", then click "Edit profile" and update the form as appropriate.

How do I get access to the Members Only content on the VITA website?

You must be a registered member to gain access to "Members Only" content.

VITA.com contains marketing related materials for ecosystem development. Instructions for submitting news, products to the product directory, marketing materials, and other related items. 

Workspace.VITA.com contains technical information for the working groups developing standards. Members may also go there to download approved standards for internal member distribution.

To register for the VITA.com "Members Only" area, go to VITA.com >> About VITA >> Membership >> Join VITA ; and select "Individual Member (must have Sponsor or Regular membership to be approved)" to enter your email and the captcha. This is a moderated registration, meaning VITA staff will vet your request, enter you into the system, and notify you to select your password. VITA staff will also enter you into VITA Workspace where a separate notification will be sent to ask you to select a password for that site. You are free to use the same password or another one at your discretion.

See "Why are the logins different for the two websites?" to learn how to login.

Where can VITA members go to download approved specifications?

Approved ANSI standards for "Members Use Only" are now available at workspace.vita.com ONLY. Specifically, they are located at group: "a-Approved Documents Repository" >> Folders: "Approved Standards for Download". Download instructions are displayed on the Workspace.VITA.com home page when you login. You will need your VITA Workspace login to gain access.

Where is the Members Only content from the previous website?

Members only content from pre-May 2014 has shifted around a bit. Here is a quick summary.

  • Approved Standards download page for members only moved to VITA Workspace.
  • Submit News/Products - moved to new site under the “Members Only” tab.
  • Logos - moved to new site under the “Members Only” tab.
  • Presentations - moved to new site under the “Members Only” tab.

The following pre-May 2014 material requires you to contact VITA at admin@vita.com for assistance.

  • VSO Working Group web pages - Material relevant to ongoing work has been moved to VITA Workspace.
  • VSO Meeting Minutes - New minutes posted in VITA Workspace.
  • VITA Discussion Board - Replaced by VITA Workspace.

Why are the logins different for the two websites?

Two separate service providers are used for the websites. The username for both VITA.com and Workspace.VITA.com is your full email address username@company.com. The password is chosen at your discretion and may be the same for both sites. You must have a login for either system to gain access. On the VITA website you can do that by going to the "About VITA" >> Membership >> Join. Select "VITA Member Contact" and complete your registration. You will be added to your company roster by the moderator.

How do I join a WebEx conference call?

1. Go to https://vitameeting.webex.com (note there is no www)

2. Select the weekly tab

3. Click on your meeting

4. Click join when it is time (the join button becomes active 5 minutes before the scheduled meeting time)

5. Enter your name and meeting password as required

I've registered but can't get in, how come?

Both the VITA and VITA Workspace websites have moderated registrations. We try to assure access will take no more than 24 hours.

How do I join/leave a working group?

Login in to Workspace.VITA.com and click the down arrow in the “Go to” button on the left side page; then select All groups. Click the working group you are interested in and click "Join Group" under the “Group Info” pane on the left. To leave a group you have joined click "Leave G".


How do I reduce the number of emails I get from VITA Workspace?

By default, VITA Workspace sends you emails as they are posted in real time. However, if you wish to reduce this email traffic you may subscribe to a digest version of the emails or unsubscribe entirely. Digests are sent when any of the following conditions have been met: 30 new messages have arrived; the total size of pending messages exceeds 128KB; 24 hours have elapsed since the arrival of an unsent message.

Also, per our VSO policy and procedures, all VSO members are given the opportunity to vote on whether draft standards should be ANSI accredited. As such, by default we have given all VITA members the role of "observer" and you will get ballot notification and reminders even if you unsubscribe from emails. To be removed from the VSO ballot notification list you can remove yourself from the VITA Standards Organization group (see How do I join/leave a working group?) or you can send an email to admin@workspace.vita.com with "remove me from VSO list" in the title. Note that this is a manual process at our end, so, may take a few days to propagate.

To set up the digest versions please follow the following steps.

  1. After login click “Emails” in the Quick Links pane
  2. Select “MANGE MY SUBSCRIPTIONS”
  3. Select Subscribe (Regular) | Subscribe to Digest | Subscribe to Digest (plain text) | UnSubscribe to the groups you have signed up for as desired

 

How does a Working Group (WG) member upload a document to VITA Workspace?

Each WG has a WG page within workspace.vita.com which contains items such as Documents, Calendar, Ballots, Emails and Roster. Within Documents there are Folders; one of which is "Uploads". Any WG member can upload files to this folder. The Chair and Draft editor has access to the other folders and will move the uploaded file to the appropriate folder.

  1. Navigate to the Uploads Folder
  2. Click the "down arrow" in the "Actions" button (Left middle of page) and select "Add Document" or "Add Multiple Documents"
  3. Choose the source file and add optional Title, Description and Submitter Note as appropriate for "Add Document"; "Add Multiple" will not give you these options.
  4. Note that an email is sent by default to the group to let them know a file has been added; an email is not sent if "Add Multiple" is used
  5. Click the "Add Document" button at the bottom of the page.

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