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Merging Your OpenAthens Account With Existing UTD Account

If you have a HSE Library Open Athens account and have an existing personal UTD account, you will need to merge these.

Follow the steps below to merge your Open Athens account with your previous/existing UpToDate account.

1.           Go to  

2.           Click on the "Open Athens Log in" link

3.           Log in using your Open Athens credentials

  • New users will need to complete the registration form on the landing page
  • Existing users (no registration page), please click on “My Account” (upper right side near CME and name)

4.           You will then select "Consolidate Accounts"

5.           You will then enter the UpToDate credentials for your previous/existing account

6.           Complete the consolidation/merge

7.           Log out and close the browser

8.           Open a new browser window

9.           Repeat steps 1 - 3 to access complete the re-verification.


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