Gale Single Sign-On (SSO) options



This document will describe Single sign-on methods available for Gale resources and provide instructions for enabling single sign-on.

 

Q. What is single sign-on (SSO)?

A. Single sign-on allows a user to use one set of login credentials (e.g. name and password) for many applications. As an example, if you are a Google or Microsoft school or institution you can now empower your users to log in to Gale products using their school-issued email address and password with which they are already familiar.

 

Q. How does SSO benefit me?

A. We all have too many usernames and passwords. Taking advantage of SSO means that your remote users will be able to authenticate into Gale products with credentials they already have from popular services such as Google, Microsoft, ClassLink, and Clever. FEWER PASSWORDS + IMPROVED ACCESS = BETTER DISCOVERY

 

Q. What are ClassLink and Clever?

A. ClassLink and Clever provide a variety of services to school districts, including a provision for SSO. After setup, access to a district’s Gale resources is available behind their Clever or ClassLink login, with no additional login necessary.  Usage for a school’s Gale resources will then be logged at the district level.

 

Q. We’re a Google school district that uses Clever. Can we use both Google and Clever?

A. Yes! Students can log in using their Google account, as well as set up direct access to Gale products through Clever. Your institution has the ability to set-up their login page with one or more of the services noted above.

 

 

Q. How do I enable SSO for my Gale online products?

Google / Microsoft Single Sign-On Authentication

1.       Sign in to Gale Admin

2.       Select the location ID for your institution

3.       Click on Authentication

4.       Click on Third Party Authentication

5.       Check the box for the service you want to enable.

6.       Type in your institution’s domain name.

7.       Click Save.

Clever/ClassLink

1.       Sign in to Gale Admin

2.       Select the District-level ID above your location/institution ID. If you do not have a district ID, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

3.       Click on Authentication

4.       Click on Third Party Authentication

5.       Check the box for the service you want to enable.

6.       Type in the Tenant ID (for ClassLink) or District ID (for Clever)

7.       Click Save.

 

ClassLink institutions will need to enable Gale access through a ClassLink app. Please find the instructions linked here.

Clever institutions will need to request access to the Gale Resources app through their Clever dashboard.

 

Other authentication methods available through Gale Admin include:

·         Shibboleth Authentication 

·         IP Authentication 

·         RPAS Authentication

·         Password Authentication 

·         RURL Authentication