Secure Access to the Term Browser

The term browser was originally intended to let anyone in your company look up terms without requiring an Acrolinx account and user license. However, if your Acrolinx server is exposed to the internet, you'll probably want to prevent the general public from being able to look up terms. You can do this by setting the core server property termBrowser.authRequired to true.

Once you've made this change, anyone who opens the term browser will be prompted to enter their Acrolinx login details. Additionally, they'll need a password and the privilege "Log on to the term browser" to successfully log in. This privilege is included in the built-in role "Term Browser User". Give anyone this role and they'll be able to log in to the term browser.

To secure access to the term browser, follow these steps:

  1. Open your overlay of the core server properties file.

    You find the overlay for the core server properties file in the following location:

    %ACROLINX_CONFIGURATION_ROOT%\server\bin\coreserver.properties
  2. Add the following line:

    termBrowser.authRequired=true
  3. Save your changes and restart the core server.

Your writers will now be able to log in and out of the term browser.