What Is a Realm?

Maybe you share your QuickBase applications with your clients, but wish you could send them to a URL that included your company name and displayed your own branding on every page. Or perhaps you run a large corporation with several different departments maintaining separate QuickBase accounts. How can you keep track of all this activity and funnel charges into the correct budgets? How do you monitor and control user access? For example, maybe you want to get QuickBase in line with your corporate security policies, matching your standard sign-in and access rules.

If you have purchased the QuickBase Enterprise Edition plan, you can request your own realm. The realm account structure lets you group multiple accounts under one corporate umbrella for the first time. Though, you’re not limited to only one realm, of course.

Here’s how it works: One company can have multiple realms. Each realm can contain multiple accounts. Each account can contain multiple applications (as pictured below).

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What this means is that a Realm Administrator can control users across many different applications and accounts. This is especially useful for reasons you’re about to read about.

What a Realm offers

If you’ve been using QuickBase, you’re used to signing into www.quickbase.com to access your account and the applications that live within it. A realm is kind of like your own version of www.quickbase.com. You create your own domain—literally—when you send users to your custom URL (details follow below). Multiple QuickBase billing accounts (if you have more than one) and any applications related to these accounts, live within your realm. This setup provides you with centralized control over all these applications and their users. Special features and rewards that come with implementation are as follows:

Note: Realm Policies (set using the Policies tab) are not applicable when an external authentication system has been implemented via LDAP or SAML.

FAQ- After I create my realm and start working in it, can I access an application on www.quickbase.com?
Yes, you can access applications in multiple realms, using the same user account and/or user name. The only catch is that you may need to sign in with a different password in each realm, as the password requirements could easily differ in each. (Why? Because Realm Administrators can set their own custom password policies.)

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