Set up user authentication

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Choose how you want users to access your company and sign in. You can do this at the organization level and apply it to your applications, or you can set it up individually for each application.

Set up authentication

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  1. Go to Settings > Environment > Authentication.
  2. Select Configure for the authentication option you want. See descriptions below.
  3. In the window that appears, switch the authentication option on or off for each application you have.
  4. Select Save.
  5. Repeat from step 2 for each authentication option.

Note: You can also set up authentication for each application by viewing the Application details and then selecting Authentication in the side menu.

Email authentication

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If you want users to authenticate via email, select one of these options.

  • Passwordless - Send a single-use authentication code to a user’s email to confirm their identity when they sign in. This option is more secure than using passwords, which need to be stored and protected by the user.
  • Password - Users select and remember a password. The password needs to be at least 8 characters and popular passwords are blocked. If allowing this method, you should encourage users to use a password manager to increase security.

Social authentication

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You can let users sign up and sign in using social profiles. This requires some admin setup work and developer skills.

See the individual social sign in instructions.

Enterprise authentication - Microsoft Azure AD

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Kinde supports the use of Microsoft Azure AD as an enterprise-level single sign on (SSO) authentication method. This is ideal for big corporate and government organizations.

Switch to ‘invitation only’ and disable sign ups

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If you want to add users by invitation only. For example, you just want to give access to employees or members, you need to do this at the environment level and this will impact all applications.

  1. In the Environments menu select details.
  2. Switch off the Allow users to sign up option.

You can then import users, add them manually, or add them via the API.

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