What is the C2 Data Services (C2DS) password?

To increase account security, we allow users to have two kinds of passwords.

The main password is the one that you use to log in to your account at Collective2. This protects your private information such as your address and credit card. Of course you'll want to keep that password very secure.

We also allow users to set a second password. This password, the C2 Data Services password (or C2DS password), if you choose to give it out, allows third-party software or services to connect to your Collective2 account in order to enable certain automation. For example, a software program might use your C2DS password to request a list of systems you are subscribed to, or to see those system's open positions. This password does not give anyone the right to log in to your C2 account or see your private information.

How to set your C2DS password

To set your C2DS password, log in to C2, click your avatar image on the upper right of the screen and select YOUR ACCOUNT.

Then click on the Data Services tab.


On the screen, you will see an area where you can configure your C2DS password. You need to do two things: (1) explicitly allow C2DS access, and (2) select a password.

Here is a screenshot of the two areas you must fill out in order to use the C2DS:



Make sure you enable the C2DS, and that you choose a password.

P.S. Don't forget to press the Submit button at the bottom of the screen!