Read Live User Guide

Enabling Single Sign-On for your account's students

Account Administrators in Read Live can set up their account to allow single sign-on (SSO) by students. Doing so lets students use Read Live without entering a User ID and password each time they open the application. Read Live currently supports Google logins, ClassLink, and Clever.

To enable single sign-on for your account: 

Step 1: Enable SSO using a specific provider:

  1. Log in to the Staff Member Module as an Account Administrator. 
  2. From the Home page, choose Student Administration
  3. Choose the Single Sign-On Setup tile.
  4. From the Single Sign-On Provider dropdown list, choose the provider you will be using for single sign-on.
  5. Read Live currently supports Google Classroom logins, ClassLink, and Clever.
  6. Open the info icon to the right of the dropdown. 
    Information about the necessary setup for each provider is provided here. 
  7. If the SSO provider you are using requires account-level credentials, enter them in the fields on the page. 
    For example, ClassLink and Clever require specific data in order to recognize your account. Fill in the necessary information.
    Google logins do not require more account-level information.
  8. Click Save to enable SSO using the chosen provider.
    A window opens with information about the next steps in configuring single sign-on with your provider.

Step 2: Import student records:
In most situations, it is recommended that student records be imported after enabling an SSO method. This is because single sign-on providers use special data to identify each student as they log in. Existing students in Read Live often do not include this identifying information.

  1. Click the Student Import button on the Single Sign-On Setup page.
    You can also use the Student Import tile on the Student Administration page.
  2. On the Import Students page, follow the directions to import students.
    Each provider requires different information in order to allow students to log in using SSO. The information on this page is customized based on the SSO provider you have chosen.

Step 3: Provide students with SSO access:
​Each provider has a different way of giving students single sign-on access to applications.

In ClassLink, you need to add the Read Live application to students' launching pads. See ClassLink's support for information on how to provide students with this access.

In Clever, you need to add the Read Live application to students' portals. See Clever's support for information on how to provide students with this access.

In Google login, students need to use a special address to access Read Live using a Google login. That address is:

https://api.readnaturally.com/auth/google

Schools can deliver this address to students in a variety of ways. For example, they could include the link on a Classroom page within a Google Classroom, and then invite students to that Classroom. They could also make a bookmark for students to use in their browsers, or include the link on a school website.

To disable single sign-on for your account: 

  1. Log in to the Staff Member Module as an Account Administrator. 
  2. From the Home page, choose Student Administration
  3. Choose the Single Sign-On Setup tile.
  4. Click the Disable SSO button.
    A confirmation window opens. 
  5. Click OK to turn off SSO. 
    Students will no longer be able to log into Read Live using your SSO provider.
Important Note:

Disabling single-sign on for a provider removes that provider's special identifying data from the students in your account. If you choose to turn SSO back on later, you will need to re-import student data again to enable SSO for your students.

 
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