Remote authentication is supported by Illuminate Education's products using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML).
Enabling remote authentication requires users to use your authentication server to grant them access. Without proper configurations, users may not be able to reach the services provided by Illuminate’s products. If you are unsure how to proceed, please contact your district’s Customer Success Manager (CSM).
Set Up Process
Please note if this is not configured to your authentication server's preferences, users will not be able to log in. If you need assistance with this, please contact your District System Administrator or your Illuminate Customer Success Manager (CSM).
The configuration information at the bottom of this document needs to be filled out. This includes a username and password for us to test the authentication configuration, as well as connection information for your authentication server.
With the information below we will set up a copy of your Illuminate site to create a testing environment You will be asked to verify that Remote Authentication is working in this testing environment.
Once verified, a date and time will be set to enable remote authentication on your live environment. Please notify your users of this change and make sure they are aware their former login credentials will no longer be valid. It is best to wait until remote authentication has been verified before setting this date.
SAML Configuration (Users and Students)
The following information will need to be provided:
- SAML Metadata
- Outgoing Claim Type: Unique attribute being passed to match against Illuminate's Userservice field. Common choices are sAMAccountName and NameID.
- Mapping Field: Field within Illuminate to match against the Outgoing Claim Type. We support the Username or Email fields.
- Test Account Credentials
Ready to set up SAML for Illuminate? Send a ticket to Illuminate Support at firstname.lastname@example.org with your SAML configuration information. Feel free to include your Customer Success Manager (CSM) in your request.