Managing Your Account (AER 2.31)

Personal accounts


This section explains how to create a new account, log in and out, and access the settings and features of different types of accounts.

Create new account

All Anaconda Repository users can find, download and use packages without logging in.

You’ll need an Anaconda Repository account to:

  • access private packages that are shared with you, or
  • author packages (optional).

To sign up for a new Anaconda Repository user account:

If your administrator sent you an email with a login address, username and password, use that. Otherwise,

  • In a browser, go to the address your administrator gave you.
  • Make sure the Sign Up tab is active.

NOTE: There’s also a Sign In tab for existing users to sign in.

Anaconda Repo home page

  • Select a username.
  • Enter your email address.
  • Create a password. NOTE: The password must be at least 7 characters long.
  • Enter the password again to confirm it.
  • Read and accept the Terms and Conditions.
  • Click the Sign up button. The system creates your user account, logs you in, and brings you to your personal Dashboard.

TIP: Anaconda Repository can display a profile photo if you are connected to the internet and the email address you used to register is associated with a Gravatar account. Go to to associate your email address or to change your Gravatar profile photo.

While you’re logged into Anaconda Repository, the Profile pull-down menu will appear at the top right of every page. This indicates the name of the currently active user or organization.

Anaconda Repo user toolbar

The far left button is the Tools pull-down menu. The Tools menu contains the following options:

  1. Landscape - Your home page.
  2. View All - All packages, notebooks and environments you have created.
  3. Packages - Only packages you have created.
  4. Notebooks - Only notebooks you have created.
  5. Environments - Only environments you have created.
  6. Favorites - Packages from other users you have starred
  7. Organizations - Link to create a new organization
  8. Group Membership - If you are part of an organization, the groups you can access.
  9. Labels - Labels you have created, for example test or development. See documentation for additional information.

Anaconda Repo toolbar menu

Packages, notebooks and environments that you have created with this account appear on this Dashboard.

See Also: Working with Packages

Reset password

The Sign In screen offers two links to help regain access to your account:

  • I forgot my username. Click this link to have the username emailed to the email address of record.
  • I forgot my password. Click this link to have a reset password link sent to the email address of record. NOTE: The reset password link expires within 24 hours. If you no longer have access to the email account, ask your administrator for assistance.

Control access

The best way to manage access is to create Organizations or Groups, which allow you to set separate permissions per package, notebook or environment.

You can also control access with the token system.

An access control token is a random alphanumeric token string that is inserted into a URL that you give to another Anaconda Repository user. The token allows them to download a package that you have marked private. Only those users with the correct access token can access the private file.

You can use tokens to control access to private repositories, collections, or packages on Anaconda Repository. The degree of access a token grants is completely configurable when you generate it.

Multiple tokens can be generated to control which groups of users have access to certain features if they have the appropriate token.

NOTE: Tokens provide access to ALL packages in a specified channel.

Generating tokens

Tokens may be generated using the user interface, or from the command line using Anaconda client.

Method 1. Use the Web User Interface. Go to:


NOTE: Substitute the address your administrator gave you for <your-anaconda-repo>.

Select a name for the access token and set the required scope:

Anaconda Repo tokens

By default, tokens will expire after one year.

Method 2. Generate a token using Anaconda client. Open your terminal window and enter:

anaconda auth --create --name YOUR-TOKEN-NAME --scopes 'repos conda:download'

The token in this example provides access to download any of your private conda repositories. It can be enabled with the conda config command:

conda config --add channels<token>/<channel>

Scopes may be provided as a space separated quoted list. The available scopes are

  • all: Allow all operations
  • api: Allow all API operations
  • api:modify-group: Allow addition and modification of groups
  • api:read: Allow read access to the API site
  • api:write: Allow write access to the API site
  • conda: Allow all operations on Conda repositories
  • conda:download: Allow private downloads from Conda repositories
  • pypi: Allow all operations on PyPI repositories
  • pypi:download: Allow private downloads from PyPI repositories
  • pypi:upload: Allow uploads to PyPI repositories
  • repos: Allow access to all package repositories

NOTE: A pre-existing token cannot be changed. You must revoke the token, then create a new one.

Revoking tokens

Tokens can be revoked from the user interface as follows:


NOTE: Substitute the address your administrator gave you for <your-anaconda-repo>.

or by using Anaconda client:

anaconda auth -r YOUR-TOKEN-NAME

Organization Accounts

Users can create Anaconda Repository organizations. Create an organization to:

  • Share packages, environments or notebooks under an organization’s account rather than your personal account
  • Assign multiple account administrators
  • Assign different access permissions to groups of users and customize per-package access by group