Authentication

Connect Acrolinx to Your Existing User Management System

You have a number of options when deciding how to authenticate and manage your Acrolinx users. If you already have a supported user management system, you can connect this to Acrolinx. This means that your users don't need to create and remember another password. They can then sign in to Acrolinx using their existing account credentials. It also gives them the benefit of single sign-on – when they're signed in to their existing account, they'll automatically sign in to Acrolinx.

If you already use Google as a user management system, you can easily connect this to Acrolinx using OAuth 2.0. This is the simplest solution for user management.

If you use a different user management system and you're on an Acrolinx Private Cloud instance, we can set up your users with Enterprise Federated Authentication.

If you're running an On-Premise instance and you don't use Google user management, you can authenticate your users with LDAP or ActiveDirectory. This approach only lets you map username values from your existing system, it can’t map other custom user fields.


 What About Classic Integrations?

If you’re forced to use Classic Integrations, your user management options are more limited.

For an On-Premise instance, you can authenticate your users with LDAP or ActiveDirectory.

On an Acrolinx Private Cloud instance, your only option is to create manual Acrolinx user accounts (see below).

Create Manual Acrolinx User Accounts

If you only have a few users, say less than 50, then you can manage user accounts manually in the Dashboard. Users will sign in to Acrolinx using a password that they create for that purpose. When creating Acrolinx users in this way, choose unique usernames. An email address is a good username.

Access Acrolinx Programmatically

If you want to access Acrolinx without touching a browser or editor software, you can use an API token for authentication. This makes it possible to set up your own automated checking process using the Acrolinx API or Command Line Interface.