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Why SAM uses uses two-factor authentication, and stronger passwords, that meet new National Institute of Standards of Technology requirements for secure validation and verification. By using, you’ll get an extra layer of security to help protect your profile against password compromises.

  • Do I have to create a account to sign into SAM?
    You must create a new account with This is a one-time step. For existing SAM users, you should use your existing email address. For new users, you will be able to create a new SAM profile once you complete the authentication.
  • What will happen to my SAM Profile?
    Nothing will happen to the information stored in your account and profile. If you use the same email to create your profile, you will keep all of your records, data access requests, and saved searches. If you use a new email address, nothing will happen to your profile, but you will be unable to access it.
  • What email address should I use to create a account?
    If you are an existing SAM user, use the same email address you registered within so we can automatically link your profile to your account. If you use a different email address, we won’t be able to link your profile automatically.