Using SSO or device authorization with the macOS or Windows app

Tags: Skills

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. Learners on an SSO-enabled team plan can also use single sign-on (SSO) to log in to the macOS desktop app.

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Logging in using device authorization

Any Skills learner 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. For optimal app performance, remove any duplicate authorizations from your Account page (opens in new tab).

Device authorization for the macOS app

  1. Open the Pluralsight macOS app.
  2. Click Sign in.
  3. Click Use Single Sign-On (SSO).
  4. Click Authorize your device with a code.
  5. Take note of the 6-digit code that appears, then go to pluralsight.com/auth (opens in new tab) on a browser. Each code expires after 15 minutes.
    1. If you aren’t logged in to Skills on the browser, log in with your credentials first.
  6. Log in using your Pluralsight credentials.
  7. On your Account page (opens in new tab) on the Devices tab, enter the 6-digit code in the Security code field, then click Add device.

Your device has been authenticated.

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 that appears, then go to pluralsight.com/auth (opens in new tab) on a browser. Each code expires after 15 minutes.
    1. If you aren’t logged in to Skills on the browser, log in with your credentials first.
  4. On your Account page (opens in new tab) on the Devices tab, enter the 6-digit code in the Security code field, then click Add device.

Your device has been authenticated.

Removing authorized devices

To remove a device from your authorized devices list:

  1. Log in to 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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Logging in using SSO (macOS only)

Note: SSO login for the desktop app is only available on macOS.

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

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

You're now logged in to Skills.

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If you need help, please contact Pluralsight Support.