Authentication Options

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In addition to standard username and password authentication, a host of other authentication are available as well.  Options listed below will allow you to bypass the need for entering a username and password.

 

  • Barcode authentication
  • IP Address authentication
  • Proxy Server authentication
  • Referring URL authentication
  • LTI authentication
  • SSO authentication
  • Google Sign-In
  • Microsoft Sign-In

 

Barcode

Instead of asking for a username and password we can set up your account to request a barcode - typically this is either a library card number or student ID number. We don't access your database to facilitate this process, instead we utilize pattern recognition to ensure the provided information matches what is used by your institution.

 

IP

IP-based authentication is designed to give users direct access to an institution's the platform video collection, bypassing username and password login. If an institution has a static IP address or range of IP addresses through which it connects to the Internet, IP authentication can provide easy and secure access to all authorized video content and the full feature set of the platform.

 

Proxy Server

Any institution using a proxy server, such as EZProxy, as its authentication system can utilize this same tool to authorize access to the platform. After a simple setup process, educators and/or students can view their authorized video content from the platform by using the same credentials that they use to log in to the campus-wide proxy server. While we support and work with a variety of proxy servers, we highly recommend EZProxy.

 

Referring URL

Referring URL authentication provides institutions with a simple way to identify users from a specific institution based on the URL of the website they are coming from and then automatically route them to their available authorized video content from the platform. Websites used for referring URL authentication must be password protected and must not use HTTPS (HTTPS prevents our servers from seeing where the user is coming from, preventing referring URL authentication from working).

 

LTI (Coming Soon)

Learning Tools Interoperability performs a basic launch handshake, utilizing secure key and secret parameters, to deliver authenticated content to many popular learning management systems. We will offer LTI authentication for Canvas, Desire2Learn, Schoology and Moodle.

 

SSO

You can utilize our dynamic Query String URL technology to create a true Single-Sign On experience for your students and teachers. By passing several key SSO parameters in conjunction with your Account Specific Access URL, users can be logged in automatically to their personal user accounts or have a new user account created for them.

 

Google Sign-in

Direct Google Sign In provides users with the ability to log in via Google while bypassing the eBooks Platform login screen.

Note: Sign in with Google is offered as a FREE service. Google Apps for Education (GAFE) is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools and educational institutions for FREE. If your school is using these applications, you will be able to use the video platform, Google Apps, and Google Classroom all seamlessly, without having to login again.

For more information on enabling or disabling this feature, please consult the admin portal help article.

 

Microsoft Sign-in

Users have the ability to link their Microsoft account with their eBooks user account. Linking accounts allows for one-click login access to the platform using the "Sign in with Microsoft" button on all subsequent requests. This is a one-time optional feature that can be disabled at the account level within the admin portal.

Note: The ability to Sign in with Microsoft is offered as a FREE service to your account however, you must be subscribed to Office 365 in order to utilize this feature. Office 365 is not a free service.

By default, this integration is disabled. To enable or disable this feature for your accounts, please consult the admin portal help article.

 

 

If your institution is interested in implementing any of these authentication features, please contact our support team to learn about specific setup requirements for each option.

 

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