Beginner’s Guide: How To Access The Episerver Login Page

‘How do I login to Episerver?’ is one of the most searched for Episerver questions on Google. Episerver beginners often struggle to find their Episerver login page URL. In today’s guide, I’m going to show you how to find your Episerver login URL and how to login.

Why do you need the Episerver login URL?

The Episerver login page is the gateway between your frontend website and the content editor. The content editor is the place where you can create, edit and delete pages on the website.

How to Find the Episerver Login link?

On a typical Episerver install, all you need to do is add /Episerver/ to the end of your site URL in a web browser, for example:

www.website.com/episerver/

This URLs will redirect you to the Episerver login page, as seen below:

Episerver_Login

If someone else has set-up Episerver for you, then you will need to speak to them in order to get an Episerver account created for you.

If you have set-up Episerver yourself and this is the first time you want to access the editor, to login to Episerver you can use a local Windows administrator account on your computer. In Episerver there are no default Episerver credentials built in like some other CMS systems. In most cases, you can simply use the account you log into Windows to access Episerver.

If your local account does not log you in, then it is worth looking on your PC to make sure your account has administrator access. You can view the local Windows users by opening up the Windows User Account screen, located in:

‘Start’ -> ‘Control Panel’ -> ‘User Accounts’ -> ‘Manage User Accounts’

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In here you can make sure your account has administrator permissions. On your user account, click the properties button.

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Make sure the ‘Administrator’ option is enabled. If it isn’t and you cannot change it, you will have to speak to your IT department. NOTE You may need to log out of Windows for these settings to successfully be applied. After you have set your windows user with the correct permissions, you should be able to log into Episerver.

Once successfully logged into Episerver, you will be redirected to the Episerver editor for your site.

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From here you can view the website navigation tree and edit your website how you want to.

How to Remember the Episerver Login Page

If you find it difficult to remember your Episerver login link, then I would recommend you add a bookmark to your browser’s bookmark bar.

Jon D Jones

Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge

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6 replies
  1. Vincent
    Vincent says:

    In our environment, I don’t have local admin privilege at all. There is no way I can change my user group account as well. Instead, I use CreateAdminInitialization module to set up admin account in SQL 🙂 EPiserver still lacks of the way doing things consistently. e.g. If you install commerce, you will have default login admin/store, but not CMS project. 🙂

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    • Jon D Jones
      Jon D Jones says:

      That sounds like a ver paranoid organisation, least you have something that works. I guess in your web.config you are switching the membership provider from multiplexing to SQLServerMembershipPovider.. how do you run visual studio without admin rights?

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  2. Jaydeep
    Jaydeep says:

    Hi Jon,
    When I create EPiServer project, I expect login page somewhere in the project, but I could not find that page on my local drive, as well as could not find Utils directory. So from where utils\login.aspx page gets loaded? Also I looked global.aspx.cs page to see if there is any route configuration mentioned, but could not find there as well.
    Thanks in advance.
    Jaydeep

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