Managing Your Account

Merging Accounts/Adding an Alternate Login

If you have multiple Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft or Yahoo addresses, you can use more than one address to sign into a single CalTopo account. This allows you to create backup logins (in case you find yourself locked out of your primary login) and also makes it easier to access your CalTopo data regardless of which email account you're currently using. CalTopo recommends having an alternate provider login just in case of downtime.

Merging accounts should only be done for a single user. If you merge your account with accounts that you do not have control over, it can result in unexpected outcomes such as the loss of data or modification of other account info such as billing info or maps.

In this example, the primary email for the account will be and we will walk through the process for merging another email address with this account.

  1. Sign in to CalTopo using your primary email address.

  2. Click on your account name at the top of the left menu and then click on the "Your Account" tab in the dialogue box.

  3. You should see a "add alternate login" option directly to the right of your primary account address. Click it.

  4. A new dialogue box will appear. For this example, click on "Add an alternate to this account" to merge another email address with your primary account.

  5. You will be redirected to a login page. Select the appropriate provider and sign in with the alternate account that you wish to merge with your primary account. If your team uses a custom login server, enter your team alias in the indicated space.

  6. After you sign in, you will be asked to confirm that you want to merge that email address with your primary account. Click on "Looks Good" to confirm.

  7. You should receive confirmation now that the accounts are merged. Click on "return to map viewer" to leave this page.

You can now use either account to sign in and access all of the maps and PDFs that belong to the primary account ( in this example). You can view all your logins under "Your Account".