Single Sign-On (SSO) is a service that allows you to use one set of login credentials to access multiple websites. Studies Weekly has SSO options that make it easier for users to log in.
On the login page for Studies Weekly Online, you’ll see options to log in with Google, ClassLink, or Clever.
- Google SSO: For our users who have an email address hosted by Google (e.g., Gmail), we are able to provide SSO as an option for logging in to Studies Weekly Online. As long as the username is set as the Google hosted email address, users can SSO using this URL: https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/google/login. Password resets should not happen on Studies Weekly’s site as the credentials used to authenticate are the ones set through your Google account.
- ClassLink or Clever SSO: Users will be able to access their ClassLink or Clever teacher or student portal to launch Studies Weekly and be authenticated into their Studies Weekly accounts. This eliminates the need for teachers and students from accessing one more URL during their busy day of learning.
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OAuth 2.0 is another secure protocol that allows service providers to trust authentication assertions from an identity provider. It provides methods for a user to set different levels of trust and information transfer as well as revoke previously granted permissions. Google and Facebook implement this type of authentication security. Studies Weekly can establish this protocol with your identity provider.
IMS Global has created its own standard for securely communicating and sharing an authentication assertion between an identity provider and a service provider. Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) uses the OAuth 1.0 protocol to digitally sign requests to access content from a service provider. Studies Weekly can issue a consumer key and a shared secret value that LTI-enabled applications can use to securely sign and transmit requests.
SAML is a protocol for securely communicating between a service provider and an identity provider. Studies Weekly uses SAML 2.0 to broker communication, securely transmit data, and validate authentication assertions. Studies Weekly can create a custom SAML consumer endpoint to which your identity provider can direct security assertions. As most schools use identity provider systems that provide links to service providers on a central dashboard or launch panel, Studies Weekly prefers to use an identity-provider-initiated one-way login assertion SAML workflow.