Inbound single sign-on (SSO) allows you to manage user authentication within your own environment or application. This could be to consolidate the number of credentials users need to remember as well as more seamlessly integration LearningStudio to their experience.
- You present the user a sign-in screen.
- A user enters their credentials and you validate them against your own identity provider (e.g. Active Directory, LDAP, etc).
- You can then:
- present the user a custom portal.
- Automatically redirect the user via LearningStudio’s Inbound SSO.
Important: The user must have an account in LearningStudio prior to using inbound SSO. You can create their accounts using the SIS Interoperability APIs.
When Inbound SSO Is Most Useful
Here are some typical uses cases when you may want to leverage inbound SSO.
- Your application provides a portal that aggregates information from multiple sources, such as financial aid, campus information, and course status from LearningStudio, such as grade-to-date, recent activity, and upcoming due dates.
- Your application includes links directly to relevant courses inside LearningStudio, such as courses the student is enrolled in or upcoming courses in their curriculum, allowing you to manage user authentication, rather than requiring students to separately log into LearningStudio.
- Your application gives users an activity stream, and includes deep links to sections within a course, such as providing an activity feed that links a recent grade to the relevant part of a course.