Logging in using single sign-on (SSO) for the first time

Some business plans choose to have their users sign in to Pluralsight via single sign-on (SSO). This allows learners to sign in to Pluralsight from their company's app catalog or from a specific company URL rather than logging in from pluralsight.com.

The first time you log in to Pluralsight via SSO, you'll have to follow a few steps to make sure your account is set up correctly. Once you do this you can log in to Pluralsight via SSO quickly and easily.

If your plan has SSO with auto-provisioning disabled, your first login experience will be slightly different from the experience outlined here.

How do I access Pluralsight via SSO?

Once SSO is set up for your plan, any SSO-enabled URL will direct you to your company's SSO authentication page if you're not already authenticated. In most cases, the URL will be app.pluralsight.com/sso/companyname.

You can either access Pluralsight from your company URL or directly from your company SSO app catalog, where applicable.

Once you've made sure your account is set up, logging in from your company URL or the SSO app catalog will take you directly to the Pluralsight Skills homepage.

Note: If the SSO-enabled URL you access is for a specific resource on Pluralsight—like a channel, path, or course—you will go directly to that resource after authenticating instead of to the homepage.

Signing in via SSO for the first time as a new Pluralsight user

If you've never had a Pluralsight account before, you'll need to create one to access Pluralsight.

  1. Navigate to Pluralsight from your company URL or through your company's app catalog.
  2. Once you successfully authenticate, you will be directed to an account creation form. Your personal information will be pre-populated.

  3. Check the box to agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, then click Create account.
  4. After clicking Create account, your account will be created and you will be assigned a license. You'll be directed to the Pluralsight Skills homepage.

Signing in via SSO for the first time if you have an existing Pluralsight account

  1. Navigate to Pluralsight from your company URL or through your company's app catalog.
  2. If the email used by the company when setting up SSO matches your Pluralsight registered email, you will automatically be recognized and successfully log in to Pluralsight.
  3. If your email does not match the Pluralsight registered email, you will be directed to the account creation page. Click Sign in.
    Important: At this point, it is critical that you click Sign in under Already have an account?
  4. You will be directed to enter your existing Pluralsight credentials (username/email and password) to join your SSO authorization request with your existing Pluralsight account. This is only required once.

    After this, if your plan opts to disable username and password, you will not be able to log in with this username and password and must instead log in using SSO. If you try to log in with your username and password, you will receive an error message telling you that your password is disabled.

  5. Once you're successfully logged in, you'll be directed to the Skills homepage.

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