Your Similarity Check administrator account

Once Turnitin has enabled your Similarity Check account, as the main editorial contact provided on your application form, you become the Similarity Check account administrator. You will set up all the users on your account.

You’ll receive an email from with the subject line “Account Created” containing a username and a single-use password. You may only log in once with the single-use password, and you must change it the first time you log in.

Log in to your administrator account

  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.

Your administrator account profile

Manage your administrator account using the Account Info tab.

Reset your password

  1. Start from iThenticate
  2. Click Login, then click Forgot Password. Enter your email address and click Submit
  3. You’ll receive a password reset link by email. Click the link in the email, choose a new password, and click Reset Password.

Change your email address or password

  1. Start from iThenticate
  2. Enter your username and password
  3. Go to Profile
  4. To change your email address, remove your current address from the ​Email​ field, enter your new email in the same field, and click ​Update Profile​ to save.
  5. To change your password, enter a new password in the Change Password field, repeat it in the Confirm Password field, and click ​Update Profile​ to save.

Find your way around for admins

In the main navigation bar at the top of the screen, you will see several tabs:

  • Folders: this is the main area of iThenticate, where you upload, manage, and view documents for checking
  • Settings: configure the iThenticate interface
  • Account Information: manage your account, including your user profile and account usage
  • Manage Users: add and manage your account users
Similarity Check admins find your way around - folders, settings, account info, and manage users tabs

Page owner: Kathleen Luschek   |   Last updated 2020-May-19