Accessing ERATV Application
The ERATV system is available for the general public for all the published
content. In order to be able to provide content to be considered for
publication or to perform additional administrative actions, a user account is
necessary for accessing the system with a specific user role. The available
user roles are:
- Public user: can access all published content and may not alter any
aspect of the data in the ERATV repository.
- NSA Users: users that may enter new content for the MS of their home NSA
and submit it to ERA for approval and publication. They also need to
approve modifications made to VTs which their home NSA has given
Authorisation to. Finally, these users can provide access to an Auxiliary
User (see further below) to fill-in data of a Vehicle Type. For more
details about the functionality available to NSA Users, see
Auxiliary Users help page
- ERATV Users: users that login on behalf of the European Railway Agency
and can publish content, or request clarifications / corrections of
- ERATV Administrators: users that are responsible for the proper
configuration and maintenance of the ERATV system. These users have no
access to unpublished content and submission / approval functionality.
- Auxiliary Users: users that may only enter data on specific Vehicle
Types. They can only enter data in Vehicle Types they have been given
access to by an NSA user and only on specific areas of the registration
In order to login, the user has to click on the “Log on” option available at the header of the public web site. Afterwards, the Login Page is presented.
In the Login Page, the user should follow the next steps:
Once the user logs in successfully, the home page of the ERATV system will be presented.
- Fill-in the “Username” text field.
- Fill-in the “Password” text field.
- Click on the “Log In” button.
This option allows the user to remain logged-in after the user closes the internet browser. This is achieved by selecting the “Remember me” checkbox during the login process, as shown in Figure 5. The next time the user accesses the ERATV system, the system will recognise the logged-in user and bypass the login page.
If at any point after selecting the “Remember me” option the user clicks the “Logout” option, then the user is logged out and the ERATV system will not remember the user details.
Forgot your Password
In case the user has forgotten his/her password, s/he can click on the “Forgot Password” link available at the Login page. A form will be displayed prompting the user to enter his username and email address. As informed by the note on the webpage, ERA, Administrator or NSA users cannot retrieve their password through this form as the user account credentials are retrieved from the registered Active Directory (AD).
The user may terminate the session by clicking on the “Log Out” link in the header section. If the “Remember me” option was previously selected, it will now be removed. The user will need to provide the user credentials again in order to access the ERATV system.
The user can view the details of his/her account by clicking on the “Account settings” link available in the header section after login into the ERATV system. Then, the profile information page is displayed which contains the following details:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Email Address
- Phone Number
- Fax Number
- Directory. This option is visible only for user accounts that it applies.