User login problems


Mobile login problems: Jump to Account activation via mobile device

The following are some steps that System Admins can take when an user cannot access your Jostle intranet:

Check login status and settings

1. Click the Admin Settings link at the bottom of the Main Navigation and then go to User accounts and data > Edit, Invite, Disable users. 

2. Enter the user's name in the available field and confirm that the user exists and the name is correctly spelled. If the user's name appears in the Search results,  click the "EDIT" link next to it . 

3. On the Edit user screen, go to Account status and ensure that the "Disable login" option has not been checked off. Then go to Invite status to confirm that an invite was in fact sent out. 


NOTEyou can check the invite status for multiple users at Administration settings > Analytics > Download login status and method.

4. Check that the user received the invitation email, including checking his "junk" folder. If the invitation was sent, but the user didn't receive it, contact

NOTEyou can also re-invite a user from the Edit user screen. Just scroll to the very bottom and click the "Save changes & invite now" link to generate another invite.


For people authenticating with Jostle credentials

Keep in mind that the invitation expires in 14 days. You can always re-invite multiple users via Administration settings > User accounts and data > Invite users.

If the user received the invitation but the password is not working, please ask the user to request a new password. 



For people authenticating with SSO

First, make sure the user exists in your SSO system with the same Jostle username and he/she is active in your SSO system.

Possible solutions

  • Your metadata file in our system may be out of date. You'll need to send us your metadata file again.
  • The server time may be off. You'll need to make sure it’s synced with NIST time.


For people authenticating with Google

First, make sure the user exists in your Google domain with the same Jostle username and he/she is active in your Google domain.

Possible solution

If your user has recently updated their Google email, a System Admin will need to send new invitation email to re-enable the user's login:

  1. Go to Administration settings > User accounts and data > Edit, Invite, Disable users
  2. Search for the user, then click the blue EDIT link
  3. Scroll down through their user details (double check that the new email has been entered) and then click 'Save changes & invite now' at the very bottom.

If you checked all these steps and the user still cannot access, please ask the user to clear browser's cookies and cache and try again. If the issue persists email us at


Account activation via mobile device

If a user opens their invite email in their phone and clicks on the "Log in now" link, the login page that opens in their browser may also include a banner link to download the Jostle mobile app.

Even if they download the app at this point, they will still need to complete their login via the browser, so they can set their password and confirm their account (the Jostle app can only be used to access your intranet if you are already an activated user).

Once a user has activated their account via the browser login, then they can access their intranet via the Jostle mobile app. So the proper workflow should be:

  1. Open invite email in mobile
  2. Click the "Log in now" link (login page opens in browser)
  3. Log in, set up, and confirm your account
  4. Log out of your account, close browser
  5. If not already done, download and install the Jostle mobile app
  6. Open the app and log in



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