Single Sign-On (SSO) allows for seamless access and authentication from one account to all key services. Log in with one secure ID or password and gain access to all of your accounts making life much easier.
We currently offer SSO access to SchoolsBuddy via ManageBac, Google, Microsoft Office 365, AzureAD, Firefly, My School Portal, Powerschool and ISAMS. If you would like us to configure this for your school, or would like to ask about other SSO options, please contact us. We can support any SSO Option with Open ID connect.
We are currently unable to offer SSO for VeraCross, Engage
For ManageBac, Google, Azure AD and Office 365 you can enable this yourself in your SchoolsBuddy account.
For ISAMS SSO, you will need to contact the ISAMS support team for some information, please see the guide here.
For Powerschool SSO you will need to install a plugin and provide credentials and a signing key to the Support team.
For Firefly, please send your Firefly URL to the Support team
For MySchoolPortal, please send your MSP URL to the Support team
Staff, students and parents can use SSO to access their SchoolsBuddy account. SSO will be available to use for staff, parents and students for most providers, however with some providers you can decide if you would like to give SSO access to staff, students and parents independently of each other.
Please note that users can login immediately with SSO, they do not need to be activated in SchoolsBuddy.
New users must be synced to SchoolsBuddy before they will be able to login with SSO. The data sync runs every twenty-four hours between 1:00 - 3:00am in the default timezone for the server region (UTC in EMEA, UTC -5 in US, UTC +8 in Asia).
The default SchoolsBuddy welcome email contains a link to set a new password. We can amend the welcome email template if SSO access only is needed and remove the request to set up a password. We can also remove the username and password login option from the homepage if all your users will use SSO.
When we have configured SSO, you will see a button on the login page which takes you to your chosen provider's login page. Parents, students and staff will be able to choose whether they log in with their SchoolsBuddy email address and password or with the chosen SSO provider. If you are already logged in with them, your email will be authenticated and you will be logged straight in to SchoolsBuddy.