How to use device authorization or single sign-on (SSO) to sign in to the macOS or Windows app

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In addition to logging in with your username or email and password, you can use device authorization to log in to the Pluralsight desktop app. macOS users on an SSO-enabled business plan can also use single sign-on (SSO) to log in through an SSO provider.

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Signing in using device authorization

Any active user can use device authorization to make logging in to our desktop apps easier. After you authorize a device, you’ll be able to log in without entering your username and password. If you change your password, you won’t need to re-authenticate your device. 

Important: Each device should only be authorized once. If you have a device that has been authorized multiple times, remove duplicate authorizations from your Account page.

To use device authorization for the macOS app:

  1. Open the Pluralsight macOS app.
  2. Click Sign in.
  3. Click the Use Single Sign-On (SSO) button.
  4. Click Authorize your device with a code.
  5. Take note of the 6-digit code and click the link to log in to your Pluralsight account.
  6. Log in using your Pluralsight credentials.
  7. On your Account page, enter the 6-digit code in the Security code field under the Devices tab and click Add device. Each code expires after 15 minutes.

Your device has been authenticated.

To use device authorization for the Windows app:

  1. Open the Pluralsight Windows app.
  2. Click Sign in using a Company, School, or Digital-Tutors account.
  3. Take note of the 6-digit code and click the link to log in to your Pluralsight account.
  4. On your Account page, enter the 6-digit code in the Security code field under the Devices tab and click Add device. Each code expires after 15 minutes.

Your device has been authenticated.

Removing authorized devices

To remove a device from your authorized devices list:

  1. Log in to Pluralsight Skills from your browser (not the desktop app).
  2. Click your avatar in the top right corner, then click Account settings
  3. Click the Devices tab.
  4. Click Remove next to the device you want to remove from your authorized devices list.

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Signing in to the macOS app using single sign-on (SSO)

Note: SSO is only available on the macOS app.

For users on a team plan who log in to Pluralsight through an SSO provider, follow these steps: 

  1. Open the Pluralsight macOS app.
  2. Click Sign in.
  3. Click the Use Single Sign-On (SSO) button.
  4. Enter your company URL and click Continue.
    1. If you are not currently logged in to your SSO provider, you will be redirected to your SSO provider and prompted to enter your credentials.
    2. If your browser displays a pop-up asking your permission to open the Pluralsight app, click Open Pluralsight.

You are now logged in to Pluralsight Skills.

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If you need help, please email support@pluralsight.com for 24/7 assistance.