Technical requirements

The only allowed access method is Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication via your institution.  Access to individuals will not be granted. They can, however, acquire access via their institutions.

Using SSO means that users log in to Sketch Engine via their existing institutional login details. There will be no Sketch Engine username and password.

SSO  with eduGAIN

eduGAIN is an organization  that connects academic institutions and provides SSO access to all kinds of online databases, tools and other resources. If your institution is a member of eduGAIN, you are all set up for ELEXIS-funded access to Sketch Engine. Use the panel on the right to check your eduGAIN membership.

Check your eduGAIN membership

Use the button below to check your SSO and eduGAIN membership or check with your IT department.

Search for your institution name. If the name comes up, your eduGAIN membership is valid and you can proceed here. Otherwise, stay on this page.

SSO without eduGAIN

If your institution is not a member of eduGAIN, contact your IT department to acquire the eduGAIN membership. Refer to the box on the right. eduGAIN membership ensures a problem-free setup of your access. It is a generally useful thing to have as it facilitates access to all kinds of other research resources, magazines, databases and tools.

If eduGAIN membership is impossible to achieve due to complicated internal procedures at your institution, we may consider granting you access even without eduGAIN. The process requires active involvement of your IT department. Contact your IT depatment and ensure that your institution runs SSO with SAML2. Then provide a contact to the person who we will communicate with during the setup process.

without SSO

If your institution does not have SSO with SAML2, ELEXIS-funded access to Sketch Engine cannot be provide. Contact your IT department and request that SSO with SAML2 be made available on your system.

Setting up SSO and eduGAIN at your institution

The process requires the involvement of your IT department. Please provide the links below to them.

In a nutshell, your institution must set up SSO and become a member of your national identity federation which is a member of eduGAIN. Then you are ready to provide your scope (a unique identificator) to Sketch Engine via the enrolment form and your access will start.

How does the SSO work within eduGAIN?

Please read the relevant documentation at eduGAIN website, mainly about eduGAIN in general and its FAQs.

How does the SSO work with Sketch Engine?

Please read the relevant Sketch Engine documentation.


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731015.