How Student SSO Works
Single sign-on (SSO) is a time-saving tool that allows users to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials.
With Xello SSO, students and educators can log in to a portal, such as Google, a Learning Management System (LMS), or a Student Information System (SIS), and then access their Xello account without a separate login. In the background, Xello receives data to verify the identity of the user and securely authenticate their access.
Once SSO is Set Up
Once data integration with your SIS is complete, you and your Onboarding Manager can start the student SSO setup process. It’s important to note that Xello is not an identity provider, which means the data does not reside with the program. Rather, Xello is an identity consumer that authenticates a user’s information by verifying the account with the identity provider (an LMS, for example).
Once SSO is set up, you’ll receive a unique URL that can be shared with students or posted as a hyperlink on the LMS or school/district website. Alternately, in some Learning Management Systems a Login to Xello option will be made available in the application menu once setup is complete.
It’s important to note that Xello generates unique usernames and passwords for all students during the data integration process, even if your district opts for SSO. Students won’t need usernames and passwords to access Xello; however, they’ll still be able to log in at xello.world with these credentials.
Set up SSO with One of Our Partner Options
Xello has partnered with many SSO providers to make implementation of SSO in Xello as simple as possible. Click the name of your identity provider or LMS in the below list to find Xello SSO setup instructions for IT staff:
- Google SSO
- SAML 2.0 SSO
- OAUTH 1.0 SSO
- PowerSchool SSO
- Desire 2 Learn (D2L) SSO
- Canvas SSO
- Schoology SSO
- G Suite SSO
- Clever SSO
If you do not see the name of your SSO provider here, please let your Onboarding Manager know and we'll be more than happy to arrange a time to discuss your unique SSO implementation.