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 ClassLink automatic rostering and single sign-on, Clever single sign-on, and Google Classroom logins.
Note: Single Sign-on is not currently supported on iPads. 

To enable single sign-on for your account: 

Step 1: Enable Single Sign-On (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.
    If you have previously chosen a single sign-on (SSO) provider, the appropriate setup page will open.
  4. If you have not previously chosen a SSO provider, choose the provider you will be using.
    The appropriate setup page will open.

Step 2: Configure your account for the chosen provider:  

For ClassLink SSO and rostering: 
On the ClassLink Single Sign-On (SSO) and Rostering Setup page: 

  1. Enter your ClassLink Tenant ID.
    Note that each ClassLink Tenant ID can be used by only one Read Live account. If you share a Tenant ID with another Read Live account, contact Read Naturally Technical Support for assistance. 
  2. Click the Generate Server Details button.
    The Server Details area under step 3 fills with necessary server information for your rostering connection.
  3. Copy the data in the Server Details area.
  4. Go to ClassLink. 
  5. On ClassLink's File Exports page, paste the information from Read Live's Server Details area.
  6. In ClassLink, Click the Generate SSH Key button and then click Export SSH Key.
  7. Save the applicationPublicKey.pem file from ClassLink.
  8. In the Read Live Staff Member Module, use the Browse control to share the .pem file with Read Live.
  9. Choose the Matching Criteria for existing students in your Read Live account. 
    These criteria control how students in your ClassLink data will be matched to existing students in Read Live. 
  10. Click the Save button.

For Clever SSO: 
On the Clever Single Sign-On (SSO) Setup page: 

  1. Enter your Clever District ID.
  2. Click the Save button.

For Google Classroom Single Sign-On:
On the Google Classroom Single Sign-On (SSO) Setup page: 

  1. Click the Save button to confirm the selection of Google Classroom SSO. 

To allow Google Classroom logins, you also need to add email addresses to the students in your account. To import the necessary student data:

  1. Click the Student Import button.
    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.
    The information on the Student Import page is customized based on Google Classroom's requirements.

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 by sharing students with the Read Live Rostering application. 

In Google login, students need to use a special address to access Read Live using a Google login.
That address is:
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 (SSO) 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 any 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-configure single sign-on settings to enable SSO logins for your students.

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