Email Marketing Software uses ActiveCampaign's Centralized Authentication to allow it to share login information with other ActiveCampaign products. This allows Email Marketing Software to use existing user accounts from other ActiveCampaign products that support Centralized Authentication. This step is completely optional, and Email Marketing Software can also be configured to run completely standalone.
If you have another product that has been installed with Centralized Authentication turned on, please specify it's database information below. Otherwise, choose the "local" option. Keep in mind that if you choose the "local" option and install other ActiveCampaign Software in the future that has support for Centralized Authentication, you can use this Email Marketing Software database as the Centralized Authentication database for those products.