Logging Into Your Drupal Account and Accessing CiviCRM

To login and access CiviCRM:


In order to access your CiviCRM account you MUST be logged into your Drupal account. If you are not logged in, you will not have access to the Administration Menu which allows you to access CiviCRM.

  1. Open your web browser and go to your website. If a login is not available from your home page, this is a very reliable way to get to your login screen:
    1. From within your web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.), enter http://www.yourwebsite.org/user in the address bar of your Browser.
    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard. You now see the Drupal User Account Login Screen for your website.
  2. Enter your Username and Password.
  3. Click the Login button (or press Enter on your keyboard). You are now logged into your site as a User with your Administrative Rights. The Administration Menu now appears at the top of your page.
  4. Click the CiviCRM menu category on the right side of the Administration Menu.

    The CiviCRM Home page now appears on your screen and your Administration Menu changes from the Drupal Administration Menu to the CiviCRM Administration menu.

    CiviCRM Administration Menu

    The Administration Menu is the small bar at the top of every page. The menu is broadly organized into headings such as Contributions, Events, Mailings, Search and Administer. You can access your information, constituent management and database features from this menu.

Returning to Drupal from CiviCRM

  1. To return to Drupal to manage your website pages and create or delete website content, look at the Administrative Menu at the top of your page.
  2. Select Home → Drupal Menu.

Your Administration Menu will now be the Drupal Administration Menu.