A custom domain (e.g., https://yourcompany.start.me) allows you to setup Single Sign On for your team, customize your team portal with additional branding/layout features and it provides people with a friendly URL for your team pages.
- Set a team domain
- Change Custom Layout and Settings
- Configure your authentication methods
- Whitelist e-mail domain(s)
- Single Sign-On
- IP Whitelisting
1. Set a custom domain [back to top]
- Open your Team portal.
- Click the option Team portal.
- Click the Change button. Now you can type the Team domain you want to use. It must be unique.
- Click Save to confirm.
2. Change custom layout and settings [back to top]
Once you've set up your custom domain, you'll see some new options to your Team portal menu:
- Portal start page: select the start page for your public team portal. This is the page that non-logged in users will see when they go to your custom domain.
- Background image: Upload a background picture for your Sign-In and Sign-Up pages.
- Settings to toggle on or off:
- Hide sign-in button
This will hide the "Sign-in" button in the right top corner of your portal. Hide it if you do not want people to sign-in to start.me.
- Hide search bar
This will hide the large search bar that is shown in the top of your page.
- Hide pages bar
This will hide the sub menu of pages. Hide it if you want extra space or avoid people to navigate between your different team pages.
- Hide cookie consent bar
This will hide the cookie consent bar that first-time visitors of your team portal will see in the bottom of their page. Only disable if you have asked for cookie consent in another way.
- Hide footer
This will hide the footer links and start.me branding on your team portal.
- Open links in a new window
This will make sure that all links clicked on your team pages are automatically opened in a new browser window. Only works for non-logged in users, as for logged-in users this is a personal setting that can be found in the User Menu.
- Hide sign-in button
Note: All changes you make, may take several minutes to appear on your team portal.
3. Set your authentication methods [back to top]
With your custom domain, you get to decide the login options provides to team members when they go to the login page (e.g. https://customdomain.start.me/users/sign_in).
Example: Does your business use the G Suite by Google, and do you want your employees only to login using their work account? Toggle on Google and keep the other toggles disabled.
Available (social) authentication methods:
4. Whitelist e-mail domain(s) [back to top]
You can allow anyone with an email address from a specific email domain to join your team on start.me.
Example: if your business e-mail domain is @marketing.com, every person with a @marketing.com e-mail address (e.g., email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) will be able to join your team automatically.
To whitelist an e-mail domain:
- Type the e-mail domain in the dialogue. You can add
- Click the Plus to confirm.
- Click Save Settings to apply your changes.
Changes may take several minutes to implement. You can add multiple e-mail domains.
You can now share the following URL with users you want to invite to your team on start.me:
5. Single Sign-On (SSO) [back to top]
For Enterprise customers we provide additional SSO options. We currently support the following authentication standards:
Send an email to email@example.com to request SSO for your team.
6. IP Whitelisting [back to top]
For Enterprise customers we provide an IP Whitelisting option. This means that only people from a determined and controlled IP Address can access your custom domain.
With this feature, you can add a layer of security to your pages. You can also make it possible for your employees or team members to log in and access your shared pages without a username or password.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request IP Whitelisting for your team.