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
Watch the video below for a high-level overview of what SSO is and how it works:
Once SSO is Set Up
Once SSO is set up, you’ll receive a unique URL to send to educators, which they can use to confirm or request Xello SSO access.
If the educator doesn’t have a Xello username or password - in other words, if they haven’t received or accepted an email invite from an administrator - they can visit the URL and click Register to create a profile and send a request to Xello administrators at their school
If the educator has already created a Xello account through an email invite from an administrator and the unique identifier is the email address, educators will be able to automatically log in with the SSO URL.
If the educator has already created a Xello account through an invite from an administrator and their unique identifier isn’t email, a “portfolio linking” process will begin when they try to log in through the SSO URL. The educator will be prompted to log in with their username and password. After they enter their credentials, they’ll be able to use SSO moving forward.
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:
Xello ResourceXello ResourceCanvas SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceClassLink SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceClever SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceDesire 2 Learn (D2L) SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceGoogle SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceGoogle Workspace SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceMicrosoft Azure SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceOAUTH 1.0 SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceSAML 2.0 SSO
Xello ResourceXello ResourceSchoology 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.