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Accessing Conservation Client Gateway

NRCS Soil Conservationist, Fresno County, CA, works with limited resource farmers, diary and range.To access Client Gateway, two things are needed: 

  1. An individual Service Center Information Management System (SCIMS) record with a primary email address that is linked to your Level 2 eAuth account. 
  2. A USDA Level 2 eAuthentication (eAuth) account that is linked to your SCIMS record.

If you already have USDA Level 2 eAuth that is linked to your SCIMS record, you are ready to login to the Client Gateway. If you don’t, follow the instructions below.

 
Getting Started:

Step 1 - Confirm your SCIMS Record: Contact your USDA Service Center to confirm you have a SCIMS record that has a primary email address. 

Step 2 – Obtain a Level 2 eAuth Account: Visit the USDA eAuthentication Service website and create your level 2 eAuth account.

Note – if you already have a level 2 eAuth account, but it is not linked to a SCIMS record, login to Client Gateway, where you will go through the automated process to link your SCIMS record.

[See more USDA eAuthentication Account information]

Step 3 - Completing your SCIMS and USDA eAuth process: After you complete the eAuth account registration process, you will get one automated email from the USDA eAuthentication Service. You will click the activation link in the email. You then have two options:

Option 1: Follow the email instructions exactly as written to get your Level 2 eAuth account activated, which includes visiting a Local Registration Authority (LRA) in person at a Service Center Office to validate your identity. After your eAuth account is validated, login to the Client Gateway, where you will go through the new automated process to link your SCIMS record to your eAuth account. 

 

Option 2: Click the activation link in the email and ignore the step that tells you to visit an LRA at a USDA Service Center Office. Login to the Client Gateway, where you will go through the new automated process validate your identity and link your SCIMS record to your eAuth account. 

[See more information on validating your identity]

 

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