It is possible to simplify the single sign on login process by creating a company specific link to Flatter Files. This link will bypass the process of going to the Flatter Files login page, entering your email address, and then being redirected to sign in to your online directly. Instead the user will simply click the link or shortcut and they will be redirected to the online directory for login. If you are already logged into the online directory then the link will simply take you directly to Flatter Files without any additional input. The link is shown below:[email protected]

For the above link to work you must replace with your actual companies domain. This link can then also be added to a Windows shortcut such that your users can simply double click a Flatter Files icon. Instructions for doing this in Chrome are described below.

  • Navigate in Chrome to
  • Click the menu button at the top right and then select More Tools > Add to desktop… as shown in the image below.
Chrome Add to Desktop
  • Enter Flatter Files as the shortcut name.
  • Click Add to create the shortcut.
Chrome Add to Desktop
  • Right click the shortcut that has been created and click Properties.
  • Navigate if necessary to the shortcut tab.
Chrome Add to Desktop
  • Edit the target field to be equal to the path to Chrome and the corresponding sign on link. An example value is shown below:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"[email protected]

  • Make sure to change to your companies domain.
  • Click Apply to save the changes.
  • Double click the resulting shortcut.

If everything was configured correctly, a new browser tab should be opened and the user should either be prompted to login to the online directory or if they have already logged in recently then automatically redirected to the Flatter Files web application.