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 rememberanotherpassword. 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 usingOAuth 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 mapusernamevalues from your existing system, it can’t map other custom user fields.
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.
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.