Passport Advantage Online provides secure sign in access to Site-specific Passport Advantage information and applications.
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Passport Advantage Online (PAO) is your organization’s private domain within IBM. Authorized users can sign in to download software, request media, set notification preferences, purchase new licenses, renew IBM Software Subscription and Support, manage entitlements, generate and view reports and manage account access, roles and privileges.
If you are an authorized Passport Advantage Online (PAO) user, sign in now to:
Download software, request media and set download and media preferences.
Subscribe to eNotifications – eNotifications are subscription-based e-mails that let you know when new releases of products matching your preferences are available for download. They can also be used to alert you when older versions of your software are approaching end of support.
Go to Passport Advantage Online for Customers click sign in and enter your IBMid and password. If you don’t have an IBMid, click 'Create an IBMid' and fill in the required fields and submit. You will be notified when your IBM ID and PW are activated
Return to Passport Advantage Online for Customers and sign in to complete your PAO access request.
Complete a 'Self-nomination' form Think of the Self-nomination form as an application for access. It will be forwarded to your Site Primary (or Secondary) Contact who will accept or deny your request based in large part upon the information you provide.
Enter the Site number you wish to access If you do not know your Site number, reach out to your Sales organization for a copy of a recent Proof-of-Entitlement (PoE), invoice or sales order. All these documents should include your PAO Site number.
Provide a Business Justification explaining why you need PAO Site access.
For example: “I need to purchase software” “I need to renew S&S” “I need to download software” “I need to generate reports or view proof of entitlements”
Your business justification helps your Site Primary Contact assign you the right role(s) and grant you the application privileges you need.
For more on PAO roles, applications and use privileges take a look at Key Contacts
Your request for access will be forwarded to your PAO Primary Contact (sometimes referred to as your Site admin) for approval.
You will be notified when your request has been approved.