Google Apps Single Sign-On (Enterprise)
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Google Apps for Education SSO
After provisioning users into the system (for example, through Imports), you may integrate with Google Apps for Education to authenticate users into Schoology using their Google Apps login credentials. This feature enables you to authenticate users using their Google username or email address.
It also requires one of the following:
- The Username field to match users' prefix of their email.
- The Unique ID field in Schoology to match the corresponding Google Drive credentials.
- The Email field to match users' Google Apps for Education email addresses.
Google SSO by Username or Email Address
To set up Google SSO by Username, the prefix of the email must match the Username field in Schoology. If you're provisioning users from your SIS, the Unique ID will most likely be populated by your SIS.
To set up Google SSO by Email, the email address must match the users' Google Apps for Education email address.
To complete setting up external account management:
- Click Tools in the header.
- Select School Management in the drop-down menu.
- Select Integration from the navigation menu to view the Authentication tab.
- Click Cloud/On-Premise Directory.
- Select Google Apps.
Set the Return URL to a location to which you would like your users to be redirected once they log out of Schoology.
- Under Domain, set the URL to your school's homepage or to the path on which Google Apps is based. For example, if mail.google.com/a/schoolname.com is your Google login URL, schoolname.com would be the domain.
Enter the Administrator's Email Address and Password.
- Match Google using Username, Unique ID, or Email, according to your preference of user authentication into Schoology.
- Click Save Changes.
Change Your Landing Page
Once you've successfully established the link to your Google instance, click Save Changes and click the Custom Domain tab.
Here you should see that your Domain Type has been set and your Domain Alias has changed to your school's custom subdomain. These are configured by working with your Schoology Onboarding team or representative. If these fields are not configured in the Custom Domain tab, contact your Schoology representative.
Change the Landing Page drop-down from Schoology Log In to External Account Provider and click Save Changes. Changing the landing page is the important final step in enabling your Google SSO configuration. Once you click Save Changes, your users will be able to log in to Schoology using your custom domain and Google credentials.