Leo User Guide

Setting up Central Authentication System for Single Sign On (SSO) with Leo

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Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication process that allows a User to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials. Common applications used for SSO include Shibboleth, LDAP, OpenID, and CAS.

Leo is a member of the InCommon Federation.

Below are the steps required to set up Single Sign-On (SSO) successfully with Leo.

  • Confirm the program to be used for SSO with Leo via the Technical Survey. (Institutional Team)
  • Schedule a discussion with the Leo Technical Team and your institutions technical team. It is important to have the relevant people present for the discussion to review the technical details, establish a Go-Live schedule (when students and faculty can access the system using SSO), and determine a test period before that. If required (Institutional Team & Leo Team)*
  • Provide the following connection details on the SSO Ticket (Institutional Team) -
    • Keys
    • InCommon Federation information
    • Test ID to test the connection as a User
  •  Set up a test connection. (Leo Team)
  •  Verify the connection is working: Once the test connection is established, verify through the SSO ticket (Help Desk) that it is working as needed. (Institutional Team & Leo Team)
  • User Log In: Once we know SSO is set up and working as needed, Users can log in to Leo using their NetID. (Institutional Team)
  • Bulk Import: If you wish to Bulk Import Users, you can do this once your Production server has been spun up. This can be before the SSO has been set up. However, Users can only log in using SSO once the Bulk Import is completed and the SSO has been set up. (Institutional Team)

If you have any specific questions, please contact us via the Help Desk.