Get Started with the Acrolinx Dashboard

The Acrolinx Dashboard is the central site that empowers you to easily manage Acrolinx. Here you can manage the whole Acrolinx process, from users to Terminology. You also get a powerful analysis tool with Acrolinx Analytics.

Your journey begins at the sign-in screen. From here, you can also open the Term Browser and the Term Contributor.

Access the Dashboard

To access the Dashboard, use a web browser and the following URL:


<ACROLINX_URL> is the IP address or host name of your Acrolinx Platform.

Sign in to the Dashboard

Your sign-in instructions will differ based on whether you use single sign-on (SSO) or not.

If you only see a SIGN IN button and no username and password field, your administrator has set up single sign-on.

To sign in to the Dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the sign-in page, click 
  2. A separate sign-in page will open. It’s usually the same sign-in that you use for accessing your company email account. 
  3. Sign in as usual.
  4. And you're in! Hello Acrolinx dashboard!

Or you see a username and password field on the sign-in page.

To sign in to the Dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. On the sign-in page, type the Username and Password.
  2. Click
  3. And you're in! Hello Acrolinx dashboard! 
  4. After you've signed in for the first time, you need to change your password. Click the Settings button in the upper-right corner and edit your password in the Sign-In Details fields.

The Dashboard Navigation

When you view your Acrolinx dashboard, it's important to remember that you might not see all the options mentioned here.

The menu options you see depend on your privileges.

For example, if you're only assigned the role Manage Terminology, you might not see the Analytics section.

Currently, there are two different Dashboard views. You're probably most familiar with the classic view, but we've also introduced a modern view. For now, you'll see the modern view only when you have Targets enabled. When you click on the Targets section in the Dashboard, it will open in a new tab. Don't worry, though, it's easy to switch between the two views.

You can find the following tabs in the side menu:


The Acrolinx Platform is made up of different servers.

Get an overview of all the servers that make up your Acrolinx Platform. Here you can restart servers or reload language configurations if you have the privileges. You only need to reload language configurations when you make updates to your terminology or term sets.


The Maintenance section is where you can create server notifications, capture your server workload, and create and download support packages.


The License section is where you can view information about your license or request a new one via email.


In the Users section, you'll see administrative information about all Acrolinx users. Get detailed description of what you see and find out how to manage your Acrolinx users.

You can sort the columns to get a better overview of your users, for example, to see the newest users by sorting the Created On column.


The Terminology Manager is where you can get an overview of your terms. You can manage words and phrases that are important to your company. Before you start with the Terminology Manager, you might want to make yourself familiar with the articles What Is Terminology? and Acrolinx Terminology Basics.


Acrolinx Analytics is a suite of dashboards that let you visualize and analyze your content progress and goals. With Analytics you can assess performance, pinpoint problems, and optimize your system. See trends over time, analyze your Content Groups, review the guidance for your writers, and check up on the health of your deployment. If needed you can retrieve results for specific documents from the archives.

Guidance Settings

When you first start working with Acrolinx, you'll receive a guidance package from our linguists. Your guidance package comes with customized writing guidance, including your company-specific style guidelines and terminology. In Guidance Settings, you can control what Acrolinx checks. You can manage guidelines, review results in the Guidance Wizard, configure your Tone of Voice settings, update Content Profiles, and set up your Checking Profiles.

If you have Targets enabled, you can only update your Content Profiles in this section. Learn how to use Targets to manage the rest of your Acrolinx guidance.

Targets NEW

Targets make it easier for you to set up Acrolinx for your content. This new section opens in a modern view of the Dashboard and lets you define your content goals based on your audience or content type. If you’ve been managing Acrolinx guidance with Checking and Guidance Profiles, then the concepts behind Targets will be familiar to you. Targets just make it simpler to manage and tune your guidance to your content needs.

Need to switch back to the classic view? Simply click on a different section of the navigation. Every time you switch between views, the Dashboard will open a new tab.

The Dashboard Ribbon Menu

If you have Targets open, this might look a little different. Don't worry! You can switch back to the classic view to see all of these options. When you do, the classic view will open in a new tab.

In the top-right corner of the Acrolinx Dashboard, you'll find a ribbon menu. There, you'll see your username, and right next to it you'll see the following tabs:


In user settings, you can change your password, update your Dashboard settings, edit your user information, and view your roles and privileges.


Get to our support with a single click.

This also appears in Targets mode.


You can see notifications about terminology imports here.

Sign Out

Always sign out to leave the Dashboard. If you just close your browser window, you'll get a message the next time you sign in.

This also appears in Targets mode.