How Do I Configure My Spotlight Directory?

Ready to set up and enable your Spotlight Directory? This article explains how.

This feature is available on our Premium Plan.

What is the Spotlight Directory?

The Spotlight Directory is a premium feature that can be purchased as an add-on to your Accredible account. Think of it as a mini LinkedIn dedicated to your recipients.

For a more comprehensive look at the Spotlight Directory, check out our dedicated Spotlight Directory product page.

Find the Spotlight Configuration Settings

  1. Go to the Main Menu by clicking on your name at the top right-hand corner of the Accredible Dashboard, and clicking 'Settings'.
  2. In the left-hand sidebar menu click on 'Spotlight Directory'. (If you have not purchased the Spotlight Directory premium feature, you will not be able to access this section).
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    Custom Domain

    Your Spotlight needs to be connected to your custom domain in order to function properly. For more information on how to do this here is our article: Setting Up a Custom Domain


    This function allows you to turn your directory ‘ON’. Once all the settings for your directory have been adjusted to your preferences, enable this function in order to make your directory live.

    Profile Behaviour

    Default Privacy

    When you issue new credentials to recipients they will be added to your Spotlight Directory. You can choose whether their directory profiles are automatically visible to the public, or whether their profiles are initially private.

    If profiles are private by default the credential holder will need to login into their profile and change this setting to make their profile public. This is your credential holder’s way of effectively opting in and out of your directory.

    You, as the issuer, decide if the profile is automatically public or private at the time the credential is issued.

    Credential Visibility

    With credentials at Accredible, it is possible for a recipient to be issued credentials from more than one issuer. If you want to exclude other issuers' credentials from your recipient’s profile, you can do so here. You can even choose to exclude credentials from other departments within your organization.

    Search Behaviour - Exclude Groups

    This function allows you to exclude certain groups from your Accredible account appearing on your Spotlight Directory. Are there any groups on your account that you use for testing, or groups with credentials that have expired? Enter the name of the group here, press enter, and it will be added to the list of groups that will not feature on your directory.

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    Now that you have tailored your Spotlight Directory settings to your organization’s preferences, it’s time to go to ‘Enable’ and switch it on.

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