Your Kattis username and password

At the placement exam, you will be logging into the Kattis website using your Kattis username and password. You will need to provide your Kattis username to the MPCS in advance, so we can verify that you are correctly set up for the exam. This page explains how to find your Kattis username.

Additionally, at the exam, you will not be able to log into Kattis using your Google/Facebook/LinkedIn account. You will need to use your Kattis username and password. This page also explains how to set your Kattis password.

Creating a Kattis account

If you already have a Kattis account, please skip to the next section.

There are two ways of creating a Kattis account:

  1. Use an existing Google/Facebook/LinkedIn account to log into their site here:
    https://open.kattis.com/login
  2. Create a Kattis account (without linking it to your Google/Facebook/LinkedIn account) here:
    https://open.kattis.com/register 
    Just fill out the form, and follow any instructions given on the Kattis site.

Accessing your Kattis username

Kattis allows multiple ways of logging into their site, including using your Google/Facebook/LinkedIn account, or using the e-mail address you used when registering. None of these are your Kattis username! The Kattis site assigns you a username, which we must know in advance for you to be able to take the exam. To find out your username, do the following:

  1. Log into https://open.kattis.com/ or https://uchicago.kattis.com/ the same way you usually do.
  2. Click on your user icon on the top right corner of the website. On the pull-down menu, select "Settings".
  3. On the Settings page, your username will be the first field on that page. Note that you can change your username from the one they assigned by default.

Setting a Kattis password

If you are logging into the Kattis site using your e-mail address (and not using your Google/Facebook/LinkedIn account), then the password you're using to log in is your Kattis password.

If you are logging into the Kattis site using your Google/Facebook/LinkedIn account, you need to set a separate password:

  1. Log into https://open.kattis.com/ or https://uchicago.kattis.com/ the same way you usually do.
  2. Click on your user icon on the top right corner of the website. On the pull-down menu, select "Settings".
  3. On the Settings page, scroll down to "Change/set Kattis password". You can set your password here. This is the password you will use to log into Kattis during the exam.
  4. To verify that you set your password correctly, log out of Kattis, and try to log back in using your Kattis username and password: https://open.kattis.com/login/email