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How do I enable Single Sign-On (SSO) in Buzz?

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Enable users to sign into Buzz with their school credentials.

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Simpler logins with Google SSO

Buzz supports the use of Single Sign-on (SSO) features to allow users to sign into one application (for example, a student information system) and be automatically logged into Buzz without needing to re-enter credentials. This feature can help eliminate the need for teachers and students to remember multiple credential sets.

Configure SSO

 

  1. Open the side menu in Domain > Details.  
  2. Select Edit Settings.
  1. Open the authentication Type dropdown under Authentication:
    • If you use Buzz:
      • Indicate if you want to Allow users to create their own accounts.
      • Indicate if you want to Set password policy.
    • If you use CAS:
      • Provide the CAS Server URL.
      • Indicate if you want to Logout of CAS when logging out of Buzz.
      • Indicate if you want to Prevent users from using Buzz credentials.
      • Indicate if you want to Open login in a new window.
    • If you use Domain, provide the Domain ID and you will use that domain's SSO configuration. For example, if you configured SAML in a district domain, you can point to that school domain to use the district's SAML configuration.
    • If you use SAML:
      • Choose the signature algorithm you want to use. Your SAML provider can tell you which signature algorithm to use; if you can use either, we recommend SHA-256 as it is more secure.
      • Upload the idp-meta XML file.
      • Indicate if you want to Prevent users from using Buzz credentials.
      • Indicate if you want to Open login in a new window.
  2. Save.

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