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Connect websites

Before you can switch between your organization's Edlio websites, you'll need to connect to your account on each website.
Connections are made between individual accounts on each website. So each district website administrator must go through this process of connecting to their own accounts on the school sites.

1. Log into your district or organization's main Edlio website using the account you wish to be connected.

If you follow these directions while logged in with the admin username then the admin username will be connected to your accounts. If you set it up this way you will always need to log into the district site with the admin username to use Multisite Management.
Instead, we recommend having your own website administrator account with Multisite Management on the district/main website to connect to the schools.
If your organization is using LDAP authentication, read more about connecting with LDAP.

2. Click on your organization's name in the top right and select Manage websites.

If you do not see a little down arrow next to your organization's name, your account does not have Multisite Management. If you believe this is an error please contact your organization's main website administrator.

3. Click + Connect on a site you wish to be able to switch to.

4. Enter the username and password for your account on that website then click Connect.

Can I connect to the admin username on that website?

No. For security purposes you cannot connect to the admin username.
The admin username is a reserved account with special super admin privileges. Usually one or more individuals at the school level have access to the admin account so that they can better manage the website administrators and users on their own site.
If you were to connect your account to an admin account then every user at that school who can log into the admin username on the school site can now access your account on the district site as well as every other school website you have connected. Obviously, this is a big security risk. To help you keep your sites secure, the admin username cannot be connected.
You can, however, create a new account for yourself on the school website right here in Manage websites.

What happens if I don't have an account on the site I want to connect to?

  1. Enter the username and password you wish to use on that site.
  2. Click Connect.
  3. It will give you a message saying the account cannot be found.
  4. Click Create Account.

5. Once successful, you can see the connected username.

You may disconnect later if desired.

6. Now you can switch to any connected website using the dropdown.