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  • 1.  Slack Open Mainframe Project Access Problems

    Posted Mon March 20, 2023 09:35 AM
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    Please I need help accessing the Slack Open Mainframe Project.

    I'm beyond frustrated.

    I'm new to IT, and I'm trying to learn COBOL by IBM course.

    I received an email with how to access the system  (COBOL Programming with VSCode Labs Confirmation).

    The email says to :

    "We are using Slack for system access questions and password issues:
    Click this link https://slack.openmainframeproject.org/ to add yourself to
    the Open Mainframe Project Slack workspace. Within this workspace, add the
    cobol-programming-course channel."

    However, Slack does not accept my Gmail email. It says "The email address must match one of the domains listed below. Please try another email." Then it says: 

    You can use any account with the domain:
    • linuxfoundation.org
    • phoenixsoftware.com
    • contractor.linuxfoundation.org
    • virtualzcomputing.com

    Don't have an email address from one of those domains?
    Contact the workspace administrator at Open Mainframe Project for an invitation."

    I only have GMAIL and I'm stuck in this loop.

    Any suggestions?

    I really would like to take this course.

    Thank you so much for any suggestions.

     



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    VALERIA PIMENTEL
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  • 2.  RE: Slack Open Mainframe Project Access Problems

    IBM Champion
    Posted Mon March 20, 2023 09:38 AM

    Sudharsana, can you assist Valeria?

     

    Regards, Len

     

    Leonard J Santalucia

    CTO | Business Development Manager | Certified Specialist | IBM Champion

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  • 3.  RE: Slack Open Mainframe Project Access Problems

    Posted Mon March 20, 2023 09:24 PM

    Valeria, I just responded to your message 1 on 1 as well. Please try the link in the registration email again - it should work. The OMP team tells me the link was reset to ensure our learners can register and get access to the slack workspace.

    Let me know if that does not work. 
    Sudharsana



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    SUDHARSANA SRINIVASAN
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  • 4.  RE: Slack Open Mainframe Project Access Problems

    Posted Fri March 24, 2023 10:21 PM

    Thanks for your help.

    I was able to get that part figure it out.

    Still have not been able to access the first training file. The Zowe profile I created says "no database found" and "Error: The response from Zowe CLI was not successful". Not sure what I am doing wrong.



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    VALERIA PIMENTEL
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  • 5.  RE: Slack Open Mainframe Project Access Problems

    Posted Mon June 12, 2023 09:29 AM

    Hello, 

    I seem to be having the same problem as well? Could you please help me out?

    Baasil



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    Dragon Slayer
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  • 6.  RE: Slack Open Mainframe Project Access Problems

    Posted Thu September 21, 2023 01:08 PM

    Please be informed that the problem is recurring as of September 2023. I have the exact same problem as described by Valeria Pimentel and the other member on this board.

    I followed the link in the email from Zskills@us.ibm.com informing me that my account had been created. The link invited me to join the Open Mainframe Project on Slack.

    When I tried to log into Slack with the Gmail account I used to register with IBM, I was greeted with the same error message as the first post. It looked like Gmail wasn't a possibility?!  

    As I had a Slack workspace associated with the email, I changed my email with IBM, and requested a new mainframe account. Alas, to no avail: I was once again greeted with "The email address must match one of the domains listed below. Please try another email." even though I was trying to use my @gmail.com account.

    It is very unfortunate since I cannot get a password to log into my account on the mainframe and, therefore, cannot continue the COBOL tutorial on z/os that I was following.



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    Marc Gauthier
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  • 7.  RE: Slack Open Mainframe Project Access Problems

    IBM Champion
    Posted Fri September 22, 2023 07:08 AM

    Hi Marc and @Mahesh Gudelli,

    Sorry for the inconvenience, it seems that the invite link used has expired. We will inform the Linux Foundation people so that they can fix the link.

    In the meantime, please try this link: https://join.slack.com/t/openmainframeproject/shared_invite/zt-1gkhwtzsx-EZuJXgu05N67AWyalJJq_A

    It should allow you to register for an account.

    Thank you!



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    Hartanto Ario Widjaya
    IBM Champion for zSystems (2022)

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  • 8.  RE: Slack Open Mainframe Project Access Problems

    Posted Fri September 22, 2023 02:22 PM

    Marc, Mahesh

          The slack link for OMP Slack workspace has been renewed and the link in your registration confirmation email should work. Please try the link again.

    Thank you

    Sudharsana

    P.S: Hartanto - thank you so much for always helping our learner community. 



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