Single Sign-On (SSO)

You can use SSO to make managing users and groups in your portal easier.

There are many benefits to using SSO to manage user access to your portal, including:

  • Allowing users to use their main identity account, and rely on the strong authentication controls from that provider.
  • There is a single point of control for allowing users to access different applications, including your SafeStack portal.
  • Ease of use for your learners, and your administrators.

SSO Options

SSO needs to be enabled by SafeStack.

There are two options when setting up SSO:

  • For authentication only - This means you can use your identity provider to allow users to log in, however access and groups within the portal are managed within the portal.
    This still leaves some administrative overhead to manage as new learners will need to be manually added to groups and courses.
  • For authentication and authorisation - This means your identity provider passes the portal a group name when the user logs in, which allows you to manage group membership within the your identity provider rather than in the portal.

When a user leaves your organisation, and their identity account is disabled, their access to the portal will also be disabled. Their learning records will remain in the portal until you delete them.