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Learn about the various sign-in options for your Coda account, and get answers to common questions

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In order to view most docs - and in order to edit any docs - you’ll need to be logged into a Coda account. If you haven’t created an account yet, follow the prompts to sign up. But if you already have a Coda account, this article will walk through the options for logging into that account. Plus you’ll find lots of great FAQs.

Note that if you’re in an Enterprise workspace, your org admin will be able to limit sign in options. Therefore, you may not see all of the sign in options discussed in this article. To learn more about org admin controls for sign in, check out this article.

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Sign in to Coda

You can proactively log in to Coda by going to and clicking Sign in in the top-right corner.

Alternatively, you may be logged out and trying to access a doc. In that case, following the link to the doc will lead you first to a sign in prompt.

Depending on your team's settings, you'll be able to log in with any of the following methods:

  • Email and password: the standard sign in option, using your email address and password

  • Google account: use the “sign in with Google” option then choose your Google account

  • Microsoft account: use the “sign in with Microsoft” option then choose your Microsoft account

  • Apple account: use the “sign in with Apple” option then use you Apple ID and password (see FAQs below for more info)

  • Magic link: receive a “magic link” to your email, and use it to sign in without a password

  • Your company's SSO provider: this is only available if you’re in an Enterprise workspace; learn more here

    • Organizations that use Google Workspace to manage identities can use the sign in with Google option above, regardless of their Coda subscription plan.

Once you're signed in, you'll land on your Docs page. You'll see all the docs you have access to listed here, and all the workspaces you are a member of will be listed on the left-hand menu.

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Sign out of Coda

To sign out of Coda, click your profile picture in the top-right corner of any Coda doc, then click the three vertical dots near the top, and finally click Sign out.

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How do Magic Links work?

You can trigger a magic link by going to our sign in page, entering your email, and clicking continue. This will send a login link to your email. Once you click on the link in your email, it will take you to Coda and you'll be signed in from the account associated with that email. You won't need to enter or reset your password to login.

If sign up initially from a magic link, you won't have a password created for your account. Therefore you'll either have to continue to sign in via magic links, or you can create a password via your account settings.

How can I bypass signing in with Magic Links?

Maybe you’re being prompted to sign in via Magic Link but actually want to sign in via a different method instead. If so, just look for the “or sign in with a password” link below the Magic Link prompt. Click that link and follow the steps for whatever sign-in method you prefer.

Can I merge two accounts together?

No. If you set up a new account with a new email and password, you will have to have join the workspace as another member and explicitly share docs between your old account and your new account on a doc-by-doc or folder-by-folder basis. For more on how to transfer doc ownership, check out this article.

Can Enterprise admins control which sign-in options are allowed for their org?

Can I set up two factor authentication (2FA) for my Coda account?

Yes - if your workspace allows for email/password login, then you can optionally enroll in 2FA for added security. Read all about it here.

Where can I learn more about Coda and account security?

To learn more about our product, application, and infrastructure security, visit

What if I use my Google account or Apple account to log in but want to switch to email/password?

Note: the following only applies if your Google Login is associated with a company-managed Google Workspace. If this does not apply to you, you can skip to the second paragraph.

If you already use Google Login, but would like to create a new account that utilizes email and password login using a different email address, you should make sure your company’s IT policy and Coda administrator allow non-Google login; this may require disconnecting your workspace from Google Drive if it is currently connected. Let us know by contacting Coda Support, and we can help you make this transition.

Once you are cleared per the above, you can set up email and password login for a new email address by following these steps. Head on over to your Account settings page by clicking your picture/avatar in the top-right corner, then the three vertical dots. Once there, you'll see a new Security Settings section where you can add a password that will initiate a verification email to the email you have on file.


After confirming, you'll be able to log in with that email and password, bypassing any Google or Apple account authentication.

Can I sign in with my Apple account?

Yes—just follow the Sign in with Apple login prompts. Note that you’ll have the option to either use your real email address, or to hide your real email and instead use a generated private address. If you choose to hide it, a private email address will be generated for you. This may make collaboration and other scenarios more difficult, so be sure to understand these before approving.

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To learn more about the “Sign in with Apple” and “Hide My Email” features, check out their support article.

Important note: More vendors are introducing features that allow you to hide your original email address when creating new accounts. Just note that the challenges this poses to collaboration and sharing (listed in the above screenshot) will also likely apply to these other services.

I’m getting an error message when trying to sign in with Apple with a hidden email address. What’s going on?

If you’re encountering an error when trying to use Apple’s “Hide My Email” feature, this is likely because you’ve already signed in to Coda using other authentication providers. Signing in with private email addresses from Apple ID is not supported for existing users using multiple authentication providers. You can instead choose the “Share My Email” option, or you can contact Coda support (via the ? in the bottom right corner of your doc) for further assistance.

How can I share my real Apple ID address after I’ve hidden it?

If you’re using the “Sign in with Apple” option and have already chosen to hide your email address but now want to undo that, check out this article from Apple Support.

How can I delete my Coda account?

Check out this article for full instructions on deleting your Coda account.

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