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Introduction to the Access Service

Last updated on April 17, 2024


The Access service is the essential pillar of all gaming services provided by AccelByte Gaming Services (AGS). As a comprehensive, secure identity, and access management service, it provides many features including:

  • Unified player accounts across different platforms through account-linking with Identity Providers such as, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation and more.

  • A direct relationship with your players is established by enabling registration of a full account, with email and password.

  • Precise access control over game service settings and data, through fine-grained Roles and Permissions.

  • Protect community standards by enforcing player sanctions, such as account bans or specific feature bans, on individual players, for violating those standards.

  • Ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).


To learn more about the different Access features, refer to our documentation:

NamespacesServe as unique string identifiers for your organization and games. They are implemented by AccelByte's backend services.
AccountsActs as a central hub for the player experience, and includes information such as gameplay progress, achievements, purchases, and preferences in your games.
AuthenticationVerifies account identities, and manages account linking for cross-platform, cross-progression, and cross-play support.
AuthorizationManages access to various AccelByte services, for both accounts and applications.
ComplianceTracks and manages player acceptance of legal agreements, such as Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, EULA, and ensures compliance with GDPR or CCPA processes.
AGS Starter

GDPR processes are not yet supported in AGS Starter.

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