Creating Access Codes for a Domain

by Molly Barber

If you choose Access Code Required as your domain access level setting, visitors to your domain are required to provide an access code before they can view your course catalog or register for any of your courses. You can customize the access codes you provide based on your training or business needs. In this article we will review examples of different access code needs and how to create your access codes for your domain.

Examples of using different codes:

Depending on your training audience, you may want to limit the amount of time a user has access to your courses. Here are some examples of why you would want different codes per audience:

  • You may want to give individual users access to your course catalog for six months, beginning when they first register.
  • You may want to give your partner businesses twelve months to access your course catalog, starting January 1 and expiring December 31.
  • You may want to give three of your peers access codes to help you review and test your course content.

Creating your access codes

  1. Navigate to Domains & Publishing
  2. Under "Your active domains" select the edit icon under "Domain settings"


  3. Scroll down to "Access" and choose "Access code required" if not already selected


    (This will also give you the option to sell subscriptions to your domain. Click Here for more information)
  4. Scroll down the page to the Access codes section and select ‘Add access codes’ to be brought to a new screen to select your options for your access code(s).
  5. Create a Pool Name for your code(s). This name will not be surfaced to your students and is solely for your reference.
  6. If you'd like to use computer-generated access codes, select "Generate random codes" and indicate how many codes you would like generated for you. If you prefer to create your own codes, enter your custom codes. Put one code on each line and use lowercase letters, numbers, dashes and underscores only.


  7. Define the number of times the code can be used. You can also opt to set no limit.


  8. Edit the start and end dates if you have a specific expiration date or start date in mind for the access code.


  9. Set the kind of access the user will have with the access code. They can have access indefinitely, a set duration after using the access code (in either months or days), or until the expiration date defined in the previous step. Click Save to save your access code(s).


  10. You can now view all of your access codes for your domain on the Domain Settings page.

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