How To Create a SHiFT Account using

Creating an Account: Website

New to the system is the ability to create a SHiFT account directly from the website after selecting SHiFT from the Top Menu.  


Step 1: If you want to make ONLY a SHiFT account itself during the creation step, you can select Create New Account


Step 2: This will bring you to the SHiFT Account Sign Up form.


You will need to provide the following information:

  1. First Name / Last Name
  2. Email - This must be a valid email.
    • We now enforce email validation as a required step before allowing an account to be accessed or used. If a fake email is used, you will not be able to access their profile.
  3. Password - The password must:
    • Be at least 8 characters long
    • Contain at least 1 Uppercase and Lowercase letter
    • Contain at least 1 number or special character
      • Supported special characters include: @?*+.|{}()[]/"',~&%$^-=<>!`\
  4. Country of Residence
  5. Verify Date of Birth - You must be at least 16 years old to make an account.
  6. Confirm Password - Must be an exact match of the Password field.
  7. Agree to the Terms of Service – An account cannot be created if you do not agree to the terms of service.
  8. Subscription to Newsletter – This is entirely optional and can be altered in user profile after the fact.
  9. Captcha – Standard final step

Step 3: Once everything has been filled out correctly, the account will be created and the Email Verification will be sent. Once this is accepted, then you can finish signing in and access their profile. 

Additional Information: Display Name Requirements

As part of the steps to regulate who is able to create SHiFT accounts, comply with local and international regulations, and ensure that all SHiFT everyone must adhere to the right structure of naming, there is a list of specific rules in place that all SHiFT Account Display Names are required to follow:

  1. Name must be unique. No one else in the database can have the same name.
  2. Must be between 3-16 characters long.
  3. Must start with a letter. We don’t allow display names that begin with punctuation or numbers.
  4. Limited to a-z, A-Z, 0-9, or non-consecutive underscore, hyphen, or period/full-stop characters.

Display Names are not chosen at account creation, they are auto-generated based on the provided email.  Once an account is created successfully, you can change your Display Name from the Edit Profile option on the SHiFT website. The rules above must still be followed for any changes.


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