Frequently asked questions
Yes and no. For most resources in a knowledge path, no, you do not need to sign in to view the resource. However, for resources with a key or lock icon beside them, yes, you do need to sign in to view the resource; those resources require that you be a registered member of the developerWorks community to participate in the product trial, for example.
Once you've signed in, you remain signed in for that session, and you can access all resources that require sign-in, including community resources.
Actions that require sign-in are:
Read the next question-and-answer to see why you might want to sign in regardless.
Besides being able to access resources that require registration, such as a downloadable product trial, signing in to the developerWorks community when using a knowledge path confers several additional advantages:
You are signed in if your developerWorks profile picture and display name appear in the upper right of the developerWorks masthead.
That information is stored automatically for you. To return to any knowledge paths you've visited, while signed in:
- Click the drop-down arrow beside your profile picture in the masthead.
- Click My home.
- Click the My saved items tab, and look through the list of knowledge paths you've visited while signed in.
- Click the name of the knowledge path you want to return to.
Q5. When I click an item, it gets a green check mark, but what if I'm not ready to check off that item as done?
Click the green check mark to toggle it to gray again. When you click the item or check mark again, it will turn green again.