Management Guide for Antidote Web

Management Guide / Access Control BETA

Access Control BETA

Access control allows you to deactivate access to some of Antidote Web’s tools and content for each group created in your organization’s Client Portal.

Here is an example of the user interface when the access to the corrector is deactivated. The dictionaries, language guides, favourites and customizations remain accessible.

LIMITATIONS — Access control applies to accounts with access to Antidote Web shared by an organization. It does not apply to personal accounts with their own access to a personal or family subscription. If a student connects to Antidote Web using an account not governed by the organization, the restrictions will not work for this student. Druide is investigating ways to limit these workarounds.

Access control is only visible to users with the Access Manager role of administrator, technician or group supervisor and who have access to Antidote Web. If this describes you, a shield icon will appear in Antidote Web’s vertical navigation bar.


Access status is represented by a toggle switch, which is either on or off. Click on a toggle to change its status.

On: access is activated

On: access is activated

Off: access is deactivated

Off: access is deactivated

To activate or deactivate access for an entire group at once, click the button that appears in the mouseover.


The group listed in the first row, created by default with the name of your organization, includes every user. If access is deactivated for this first group, it will be deactivated for every group.

A user can be a member of multiple groups. As soon as access is deactivated for a group they belong to, the restriction will be applied to this user, even if access is still activated in their other groups. To reinstate a user’s access to a tool or content, access must be activated in every group of which they are a member.

Access to Antidote Web’s Tools

The first tab contains access control for Antidote’s tools. For example, restricting access can be useful for allowing students to take a test with the help of the dictionaries and language guides but without the corrector. You can temporarily deactivate access and reactivate it after the exam.


Activate or deactivate access to the corrector for members of the selected group.


Activate or deactivate access to all of Antidote’s dictionaries for members of the selected group.

While access to the dictionaries is deactivated:

  • The corrector no longer suggests similar words (for example, to find alternate phrasing);
  • The corrector no longer suggests synonyms (for example, to avoid repetition).


Activate or deactivate access to the language guides for members of the selected group.

While access to the language guides is deactivated:

  • Orange links in the tooltips will no longer show the article text explaining the detection.

Student data

Activate or deactivate access to customizations (which include personal dictionaries and custom rules) and favourites.

This function is designed for schools. Here, “student” means a member of a group who only has the basic user role.

While access to student data is deactivated:

  • Words and definitions from the personal dictionaries cannot be consulted (either in the customizations window or the dictionaries);
  • Favourites and word lists are disabled;
  • Recent texts are not accessible;
  • A newly analyzed text cannot be saved as a recent text.

Access to Antidote Web’s Resources Content

The second tab contains access control for some of the content of Antidote’s resources.

Inappropriate content

Activate or deactivate access to inappropriate words and meanings for members of a selected group.

While access to inappropriate content is deactivated:

  • The message “Your settings do not allow this content to be displayed.” is shown whenever a user tries to access a banned word;
  • The banned sense or senses of a word are not shown.

Note — Unlike Antidote for Windows and Mac, Antidote Web never filters out inappropriate content on Wikipedia.


Show or hide translations of words, expressions, proverbs and combinations for members of the selected group (only for subscriptions to Antidote Web — Bilingual).

While access to translations is deactivated:

  • Translations are not displayed;
  • Interface elements that display translations in the definitions and combinations are hidden.

Audio pronunciation

Activate or deactivate audio pronunciations in the dictionaries for members of the selected group.

While access to audio pronunciation is deactivated:

  • Speaker icons representing audio pronunciation of words and their inflections and of verbs and their conjugations are not displayed;
  • Phonetic transcription remains accessible.


Show or hide the quick link to Wikipedia in the dictionary definitions window.

Other resources

Show or hide other quick links to online resources (ex: TERMIUM, Google…)