TSD - Quick Start Guide

Before you can start using services in TSD for the first time, please follow these steps.


  1. Download Google Authenticator on your mobile
    • The Google Authenticator app is necessary for the two-factor login. The app is available on both iPhone and Android.
  2. Go to https://selfservice.tsd.usit.no.
  3. Click on Get OTP QR Code. Please click on it only once, and leave this page open.
  4. Scan the QR Code from Step 3 in Google Authenticator on your mobile.
  5. Create New password in the link from Step 2.
  6. Wait for 25 minutes.
  7. Download VMware Horizon Client.
    Step 7 requires administrative privileges on your local computer. If you do not have these privileges, please consult your Local-IT support, or use VMware Horizon HTML Access.

Installation guide for VMware Horizon client

How to log in to TSD

Steps For Windows platform in TSD

  1. Click on VMWare Horizon Client, if you have it installed from Step 1 in the installation procedure. If not, go to https://view.tsd.usit.no/portal/webclient/index.html
  2. When asked to "Enter the name of the Connection Server.", enter view.tsd.usit.no
  3. Type your TSD username and passcode from Google Authenticator app, and click on Login.
  4. Type your password and click on Login.
  5. Set up your project's data folder.

Session Duration on Windows

  • Due to the security reasons there is a hard limit of ten hours on the duration of a connection to TSD. After ten hours, the session from Horizon View Client will be closed. If you do not have any running applications (e.g. spss, stata), please save your work and sign out from TSD.
  • Every Sunday between 00:00 - 06:00, we will reboot Windows VM in your project and update it with security updates from Microsoft.

How to sign out from Windows

  1. Click the Start button
    • You can find this button in the lower-left corner of the screen.
      Arrow pointing to the Windows Start menu button.
  2. Click on your name
    • You can find this in the upper-right corner of the screen.

Avatar with the user's first and last name. Lock and sign out options are available here.

  1. Click sign out.

Steps For Linux platform in TSD

  1. Open a browser on your local computer and go to https://login.tl.tsd.usit.no/.
  2. Type your TSD username, password and passcode from Google Authenticator app, and click on Login.

Collecting data

Use Nettskjema to collect data directly into TSD.

Import and export data

You can import files from your web browser using the web file upload service.

Published June 30, 2016 11:21 AM - Last modified May 9, 2019 11:03 AM