An authentication provider lets users sign in to AgilePoint NX Portal using their sign in credentials from an external service. Users can authenticate using AgilePoint NX credentials, or you use one or more external authentication providers.

When a user to signs in to the Portal using third-party credentials, the request is directed to the associated authentication provider. The user follows the third-party sign in process, which approves access, and then opens AgilePoint NX Portal.

Every user receives an AgilePoint ID, even if they use an external authentication provider. AgilePoint IDs control things like task assignments, even if users sign in with third-party credentials.

Figure: Authentication Configuration screen

Authentication Configuration screen

Video: Authentication

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Good to Know

  • All users get an AgilePoint ID. However, you may or may not use this ID to sign in to AgilePoint NX. This depends upon whether your organization uses AgilePoint authentication, or a third-party authentication provider, such as Salesforce or Microsoft. For more information, ask your Administrator.
  • Third-party authentication is based on trust. AgilePoint NX trusts that the third-party service has authenticated the user correctly and so they are authenticated to AgilePoint NX Portal.

How to Start

  1. Click Settings.

  2. Click Admin Settings.

    Click Admin Settings


Authentication TypeDefinitionSupported InMore Information

AgilePoint ID

Enables native AgilePoint authentication.


Enables Salesforce account authentication.

MS Azure Active Directory

Enables Microsoft Azure Active Directory account authentication.

Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online

Enables SharePoint for Microsoft 365 account authentication.


Enables Google account authentication.


Enables ADFS account authentication.

Amazon Cognito

Enables Amazon Cognito account authentication.


Enables Okta account authentication.


Enables IdentityServer account authentication.

CA SiteMinder

Enables SiteMinder account authentication.


Enables PingFederate account authentication.