Path: Community Settings >> Security >> Single Signon Settings

What is Single Sign-On and why should I use it?

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a popular method of integrating your site's user details with IdeaScale's authentication system. The benefit to configuring SSO is that it alleviates the user's need to log into IdeaScale with another set of credentials. With SSO employed, access to the IdeaScale community is predetermined by the user's access to your intranet. SSO removes the login process--which many community admins feel is a significant barrier to participation!

For more details about SSO, click here

What kinds of Single Sign-On does IdeaScale support?

SAML 2.0

  • SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is an XML-based standard for exchanging authentication and authorization data between an identity provider (IdP) such as Okta, and a service provider (SP) for IdeaScale SSO integrations, the IdeaScale community is the Service Provider. 
  • Learn more here!


  • Multipass authentication is a single sign on authentication strategy to allow you to share your user authentication with your site
  • Encrypted token that is passed on in the URL or as a parameter in a post form
  • Learn more here & here


  • Yammer is a social networking service used for private communication within organizations. 
  • Learn more here!

Please Note: Configuring multiple IDP SSO in the community will not apply all at the same time. Yammer and SAML SSO do not work together. In case you have SAML and Yammer SSO set up, only Yammer SSO will appear during logins.

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