Welcome to the BrainStorm platform! This Getting Started guide will provide you with the information you need to get started.

Who needs to be involved?

To configure the BrainStorm platform with your BrainStorm representative(s), you will need the following people:

  • Project team members
  • System administrator(s) with the ability to:
    • Add Whitelisting
    • Add Trusted Sites
    • Authorize Microsoft Global Admin or Google Super Admin permissions
    • Configure SSO

Step 1: Add Trusted Sites and Whitelist BrainStorm IP Addresses 

IT Admins will need to add the following as trusted sites:

  • *.brainstorminc.com
  • bsiprodamsmedincus-usno1.streaming.media.azure.net
  • bsiprodmedigeneralncus.blob.core.windows.net

IT Admins will need to whitelist the following IP addresses:


Step 2: Configure Single Sign-On (SSO) with your Identity Provider (IdP)

To use Single Sign-On (SSO) with BrainStorm, you'll need to setup your IdP first.  Click the link for your IdP for complete instructions. 

After your IdP has been configured, sign in to the BrainStorm Admin Portal and Configure SSO there. See the BrainStorm Setting Up SSO article for complete instructions.

Step 3: Add Users

There are three ways to add users to the BrainStorm platform:

We recommend that you use an integration to manage your users.  An integration will synchronize your users with the BrainStorm platform as you add or make changes to your system.  This must be completed by a system administrator with rights to enable integrations with Microsoft Graph or Google.  

For more information, please see the Adding & Managing Users article in the BrainStorm documentation. You will need to sign in as a BrainStorm admin to view this article.

Step 4: Enable Communication Integrations

BrainStorm is designed to engage users through email and instant message communications. As a best practice, we recommend that you send communications from a hybrid of different sources. If your organizations uses Microsoft Teams, we recommend that you send the BrainStorm Microsoft Teams App to your users and send communications through Teams whenever possible. To implement the BrainStorm Microsoft Teams app and pin the app for your users, please see the BrainStorm Microsoft Teams App Configuration guide.

Step 5: Assign Administrator Roles

After users have been added to the platform, you can allow specific users to manage different areas of the platform using Roles.  For more information, see the Roles article.

Step 6: Create Groups

Organizing your users into groups allows you to distribute and share content easily.  For more information, see Creating & Managing Groups.

Step 7: Distribute and Share Content

To share content with your users, you may purchase packs in the Marketplace, or if you have the Create Content Add-On, you may upload or create your own assets and flows.  For more information, see Managing Content.

Step 8: Access Shared Content

Users can access shared content by visiting the BrainStorm application at: https://app.brainstorminc.com