Setting up your iThenticate v1 account (admins only)

This section is for Similarity Check account administrators using iThenticate v1. You need to follow the steps in this section before you start to set up your users and share the account with your colleagues.

If you are using iThenticate v2 rather than iThenticate v1, there are separate instructions for you.

Not sure if you’re using iThenticate v1 or iThenticate v2? More here.

Your personal administrator account in iThenticate v1

Once Turnitin has enabled iThenticate v1 for your organization, the main editorial contact provided on your application form will become the iThenticate account administrator. As an administrator, you create and manage the users on your account, and you decide how your organization uses the iThenticate tool.

To start with, you need to login to iThenticate and set your password.

Log in to your administrator account (v1)

  1. Start from the link in the invitation email from with the subject line “Account Created” and click Login
  2. Enter your username and single-use password
  3. Click to agree to the terms of the end-user license agreement. These terms govern your personal use of the service. They’re separate from the central Similarity Check service agreement that your organization has agreed to.
  4. You will be prompted to choose a new password
  5. Click ​Change Password​ to save.

How do you know if you’re an account administrator?

Once you’ve logged in, you will only be able to see the Manage Users tab if you’re an account administrator.

Admins tabs view

So if you can’t see Manage Users or Users, you’re not an account administrator, and you can skip ahead to the user instructions for iThenticate v1.

Updating your personal email address or password

Changing your email address or updating your password is the same for admins and other users. There’s more information in the user instructions for iThenticate v1.

Page owner: Kathleen Luschek   |   Last updated 2022-July-15