Hi @tatiana.p, the Netlify plugin indeed runs on the same backend than the Algolia Crawler, but the sign-in is performed from a special sub-page: https://crawler.algolia.com/admin/netlify
When you sign-in from this page, you will be redirected to your Netlify account in order to link it to an Algolia account.
Once this is done, you will have access to the “Netlify version” of the crawler interface: you won’t be able to manually create and configure crawlers, but you will have access to the same monitoring tools.
The crawlers are created/triggered automatically by the plugin. An Algolia app with a Netlify plan will also be created automatically, with 20 free units. If you need more, it can be moved later on a Pay As You Go plan, where you will pay for the extra units.
Let me know if it’s not clear enough!