In order to access Commission services such as My IntraComm, PMO Contact or JSIS Online, you need to have an EU Login account (this used to be known as ECAS)
EU Login (the former ECAS) is the European Commission’s authentication service. It is the gateway that allows authorised users, including retired staff of the European institutions, to access various information systems managed by the Commission, such as PMO Contact, My IntraComm and JSIS Online, with just an email address and a password. “One account, many services”!
Once you have signed in to EU Login (ECAS), you stay signed in until you close down your browser.
You have already created and activated an ECAS or EU Login account, even if you haven’t used it yet
As a pensioner, if you already have an ECAS account, even one you haven’t used for a long time, do not create a new EU Login account. All ECAS accounts were automatically carried forward when the Commission switched to the new system on 3 November 2016, so you would be duplicating your existing account, which causes problems for the system. In other words, do NOT click on “Create an account”. The only difference is that your private e-mail address replaces your old login (username) From now on, you can sign into Commission services using your e-mail address and a password.
You don’t have an ECAS or EU Login account yet but would like to create one
You need to have a mobile phone (not necessarily a smartphone, even just a basic GSM mobile phone or “dumbphone” is fine as long as it can receive texts), plus a PC or a tablet, and a private e-mail address.
You can sign up for your account at https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cas.
Here is a simple guide to the different stages of the procedure.
Important! Once you have started the procedure for creating your EU Login account you have to follow it through to the end, and also finalise your request for the creation of a JSIS Online account even if you don’t intend to use it.
Important! It may take 48 hours after completing the final step in activating your JSIS Online account until you get access to My IntraComm.
If it all seems too complicated:
Go to one of the PMO reception areas and ask a colleague to help you:
Brussels : MERO building, avenue de Tervuren 41 B-1040 Brussels on the ground floor to the left, Monday to Friday 9:30-13:00 , tel.: +32 (0)2/297 68 88 or 89 (9:30-12:30).
Luxembourg : Drosbach building, 12 rue Guillaume Kroll L-1882 Luxembourg, office B2/085, Monday to Friday 14:00-16:00; tel.: +352 4301 36100 Monday to Friday, 9.30-12.30.
Ispra : tel. : +39 0332 783030 Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 12.30; JRC Club House, Via Esperia 329 I-21027 Ispra (Varese) Wednesdays 9:30-12:00
If at all possible, go along to one of the offices in person!
Your identity can then be checked on the spot. Don’t forget to bring your mobile phone with you and make sure you know the password for your e-mail account.
Once my EU Login account is activated, how do I sign into
one of the Commission services?
At the moment you can only use EU Login to access one Commission service at a time (i e. JSIS Online, PMO Contact or My IntraComm; others may become available soon). Signing in with EU Login does not offer a unified access point, such as a menu page, that lets you navigate from one service to another. (But see the Exception at the end of this section!). This means that before authenticating in EU Login, you have to decide which service you want, and access it via its own specific website address (url) :
– To consult My IntraComm for an explanation about the reimbursement of medical expenses or other information from PMO or HR go to https://myintracomm.ec.europa.eu/retired/
– To ask PMO Contact about a specific procedure or dossier, go to https://ec.europa.eu/pmo/contact/
– To submit a claim for medical expenses, request a prior authorisation, or consult your account sheets (statements) etc. in JSIS Online, go to https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/RCAM
– To alter the parameters of your EU Login account (e.g. to change your password or add a mobile number), go to https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/cas/
Exception: if you’re in JSIS Online you can access My IntraComm or PMO Contact with a single authentication, but note that JSIS Online times out very quickly! .
EU LOGIN Mobile Application
This is an app for your smartphone or tablet (Android or IOS) that allows you to identify yourself on a mobile device using either a simple PIN code and/or TouchID (fingerprint recognition) rather than authentication by means of an SMS “text challenge” (code) sent to your mobile phone.
It has been developed in response to problems encountered by some users affected by poor mobile network coverage or in places where mobile operators do not relay SMS messages. It’s also much faster than the text challenge, particularly when you’re working on a single mobile device.
* * * Read more about this application in this support document and give it a try * * *
Some useful tips
Don’t divulge your EU Login (ECAS) password to anyone else – even system administrators and support staff don’t need to know it and shouldn’t ask you for it!
If you forgot your EU Login (ECAS) password, click on “New password” in the menu. Note that you can’t reset your password if your account is locked. However, the helpdesk will be able to help you.
If your account is locked, it is because too many incorrect passwords have been entered in a row. During that time you won’t be able to log in or reset your password. Contact the EC-CENTRAL-HELPDESK@ec.europa.eu or wait 15 minutes until the account is unlocked automatically.
What to do if you have a problem when authenticating your identity
If you have a problem signing in, here are some suggestions for troubleshooting steps and checks to carry out before you try again. When a problem occurs, take a screenshot; this will make it easier for the Helpdesk to diagnose the problem.
• Clear your browser cache and history and close the browser. Switch off your computer. If you’ve done this correctly, when you sign in again you’ll need to enter your e-mail address. If the address appears automatically, it means you haven’t cleared all the stored data. If some of it is out of date, it may be the cause of your login problem.
• Make sure that the website address (url) is correct.
• Check that you’ve correctly selected the authentication method you want to use (e.g. telephone + SMS) from the scroll-down menu on the screen.
• Check that you’re using the right e-mail address. If you changed your e-mail address between setting up your ECAS account and trying to sign in using EU Login for the first time, contact your local AIACE Helpdesk! If your operator has altered your e-mail address (e.g. from @pandora.be to @telenet.be), then even though you’re still getting your e-mails (which are automatically reassigned from your old address to the new one), ECAS will only recognize your original address.
• Try using another free browser, such as Firefox (PC or Mac).
• Click on NEXT, and not on CREATE AN ACCOUNT!!
• Make sure that you sign in using your e-mail address, not your old ECAS username.
• Mobile phone number: it is essential to enter the plus sign + followed immediately (no space) by the international (country) code. You can enter the rest of the number with or without spaces – the system will close up the gaps!
• If you’re not receiving the texts, check that your smartphone has an adequate signal (reception), and is not in “Airplane” or “Do Not Disturb” mode. Switch it off for a few moments and try again, or try again next day.
It might be worth considering whether to switch to the ECAS Mobile Application, which allows you to use alternative authentication methods.
(Support document in French et in English).
SUPPORT EU LOGIN (ECAS)
Once you have an EU Login account and if you encounter problems, it is important to distinguish between EU Login and the applications it protects: what takes place after a successful login is due to the application behind EU Login, not to EU Login itself.
Please, first consult the Frequently Asked Questions here and the document “Focus on EU Login and connections to the applications of the Commission (PMO Contact, JSIS online and My IntraComm)”.
Second, if you still cannot resolve your problem, you can contact your local AIACE helpdesk or put your question in Yammer After EC.
Last, if you are sure that your problem relates to your registration or your username/password in EU Login (ECAS) and not to the application protected by EU Login (ECAS), open an incident with the EC Helpdesk for the “ACCESS-RIGHTS” team via the EC Central Helpdesk (EC Working days, 08h-18h CET): EC-CENTRAL- HELPDESK@ec.europa.eu
By opening this ticket you will receive a reference number which allows for subsequent tracking of your request. If a future e-mail is linked to the follow up of an existing incident, please provide the reference of the incident (“IM00xxxxxxxx”) in the subject of your email.
In order to assist you as efficiently as possible, please gather the following information:
• The user ID or e-mail address of the concerned account(s)
• The nature of your relationship with the European Commission: Retiree from (Institution)
• The concerned application
• How you are connecting to this application (including its URL, which should be different from the EU Login/ECAS URL)
• The source of the URL that you are using (e-mail, link on Web site, bookmark, etc.)
• A description of the issue, as detailed as possible
• If possible, one or more screenshots of the problem including the address bar showing the accessed Web page, together with the step immediately before the problem arises
• Any other relevant information which might help identify the reason for the problem (e.g. for an SMS authentication issue: which mobile telecom provider you are using, the country in which the mobile subscription is based, your current geographical location, the last time you requested the SMS and the last time you successfully received it, etc.)
The EU Login (ECAS) Helpdesk can also be reached at (+352) 43 01 35 035.