You start a session on a BSCW server
• by opening the URL http://your-bscw-server/bscw/bscw.cgi/, or
• by directly accessing an object in one of your folders or workspaces, using a URL, e.g., from your list of bookmarks or favourites.
recent installations, the address of your BSCW server is by default
http://your-bscw-server/sec/bscw.cgi/. Your BSCW administrator may, however, have chosen an altogether different scheme.
For login and identification, you have to submit your user name and password. You may also log in using your e-mail address instead of your user name. Your BSCW server may also offer alternative ways of logging in (see 2.2.5 Alternative methods of authentication).
If you are directly accessing an object in a workspace by specifying its URL, BSCW will immediately take you to the contents of this object. For instance, if somebody sends you the URL of a folder, you will see this folder page immediately on logging in (provided you have the necessary access rights). Otherwise, you will bes hown your personal portal by default.
After a longer period of inactivity, your BSCW session expires and you are requested to authenticate again.