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    Single Sign on methods


    Last Updated : Mar 20, 2018 15:03 GMT

    Single Sign-On authentication enables your students and staff to get logged into Show My Homework using the login credentials that they are already accustomed to. Logging in using a Single Sign-On method eliminates the need for maintaining and distributing a new set of login details, making Show My Homework easier to implement! Depending upon what system your school uses, please click on the following Single Sign-On options to learn more about what's available.

    To integrate with Active Directory, we need to match Show My Homework and Active Directory accounts either by email address or by MIS ID. One of these values must be on file in both AD and Show My Homework. It is easier to set up the integration based upon email addresses, so we suggest this route first. Please let us know if email addresses are not stored in your Active Directory.

    Pre-Setup Steps and Checks

    First, to enable us to access your LDAP Server, you will need to ensure that you have a firewall rule configured allowing the following IP Addresses to communicate with your Domain Controller via your chosen port (usually 636):

    • 109.107.36.200
    • 52.16.22.178
    • 52.18.135.12

    Next, give us a call on 02071979550 (or drop us an email) to let us know that you would like to set up Active Directory Single Sign-On. Our support team will send you over an email asking you to provide the following details: 

    • The IP address or hostname of the server
    • The port to connect to (usually 636 for the secure connection)
    • The LDAP / Active Directory base
    • The (bind) username to use to connect to the server (this user should only have read only rights)
    • The (bind) secret to use to connect to the server
    • The name of the AD attribute storing the username on the ActiveDirectory server (usually 'sAMAccountName' or 'userPrincipalName')
    • The name of the AD attribute storing the email on the ActiveDirectory server (usually 'mail')
    • The name of the AD attribute storing the MIS id on the ActiveDirectory server (optional)
    Steps to setup Active Directory Single Sign-On
    1. Provide the Show My Homework support team with the above details
    2. Wait for our support team to contact you to let you know that your Active Directory Single Sign-On Setup has been configured
    How will our users get logged in with their Active Directory credentials?

    Users will access the login page using your school's subdomain (https://________.showmyhomework.co.uk instead of the main login page https://showmyhomework.co.uk/). They will then type in their ActiveDirectory username and password and click login!

    Users that are not using ActiveDirectory can use their existing credentials on the main login page without a problem.
     

     

     RM Unify

    If you are already using Show My Homework, you simply need to download the app within RM Unify and add it to your launchpad. This will allow you to click the tile to log straight into Show My Homework. Please follow the simple steps below in order to get this set up. 

    Pre-Setup Steps and Checks
    • First, check that your RM Unify is fully MIS Synced and Matched. You can do this by visiting your RM management console (as an administrator) and clicking on the MIS Sync Settings tab.

    • Next, give us a call on 02071979550 (or drop us an email to let us know that you would like to set up RM Single Sign-on Integration. Our support team will provide you with an app establishment key required for setup.

    Steps to setup RM Unify Single Sign-On
    1. Go to your app library, and click to install the Show My Homework app.
    2. During the installation, enter the app establishment key provided by the Show My Homework support team.
    3. Once the app has been installed, simply click on the Show My Homework tile from your launchpad to log you straight into Show My Homework via RM! 
    How will users log in using RM Unify Single Sign-On?

    Once the app has been installed, users can click the Show My Homework tile on the RM Launchpad to quickly access their Show My Homework accounts. They can also visit the school's Show My Homework login page and click the RM Unify button.
     

     

    Google Apps

    In order for users to log in with Google Single Sign-On, we simply need to ensure that we have their correct Google email address on file.

    Pre-Setup Steps and Checks
    • First, please ensure that you are aware of the correct domain for both student and teacher google email addresses.
    • Next, give us a call on 02071979550 (or drop us an email) to let us know that you would like to set up Google Sign-on Integration.
    Steps to setup Google Single Sign-On

    Once you have been in touch, our support team will provide you with two XLS files detailing student and teacher email addresses for you to check over and update. Please simply ensure that these are all correct and on file, and return them back to our support team to be imported.

    How will users log in using Google Single Sign-On?

    If you have a Gmail address linked to your Show My Homework account then you will be able to use the Google button to sign in. Simply visit your Show My Homework login page, press the G+ button and if you are already signed in with Google apps you'll be taken straight through to your account. If you aren't signed in, you will be prompted to enter your email and password in the pop up window to be taken into your account.
     

     

    Office 365

    In order for users to log in with Office 365, we simply need to ensure that we have their correct Office 365 email address on file. 

    Pre-Setup Steps and Checks
    • First, please ensure that you are aware of the correct domain for both student and teacher Office 365 email addresses.
    • Next, give us a call on 02071979550 (or drop us an email) to let us know that you would like to set up Office 365 Integration. 
    Steps to setup Office 365

    Once you have been in touch, our support team will provide you with two XLS files detailing student and teacher email addresses for you to check over and update. Please simply ensure that these are all correct and on file, and return them back to our support team to be imported. We will then enable Office 365 Single Sign On for your school.

    Please note: To set up Office 365 integration, please ensure that you have Integrated Apps switched on. To check this, please log into your Office 365 Admin dashboard and go to > External Sharing > Sharing Overview. Under Integrated Apps, switch the toggle on.

    How will users log in using Office 365?

    Once Office 365 Single Sign-On has been enabled for your school, you will be able to log in with your credentials via the Show My Homework login page. Simply visit the login page, press the Office 365 button and if you are already signed in with Office 365, you'll be taken straight through to your account. If you aren't signed in, you will be prompted to enter your email and password in the pop up window to be taken into your account.

     

    Common Queries

    Why set up Single Sign-On Authentication? 

    Single Sign-On authentication enables your students and staff to get logged into Show My Homework using the login credentials that they are already accustomed to. This eliminates the need for maintaining and distributing a new set of login details, making Show My Homework easier to implement and manage! 

    Do you integrate with ADFS as a Single Sign-on method?

    Unfortunately, we do not integrate with ADFS as a Single Sign-On method at present.

    Will we be able to use two Authentication methods simultaneously?

    Certainly. You can use all Single Sign on Methods in combination with one another - simply let our support team know how you would like to get set up by sending them over a quick email

    Can users log in on the SMHW app using a Single Sign On method?

    Absolutely! All Authentication methods outlined above are now also available on the Show My Homework iOS and Android apps.



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