Single Sign-On (SSO) allows for seamless access and authentication from one account to all key services. Log in with one secure ID or password and gain access to all of your accounts making life much easier.
We currently offer SSO access to SchoolsBuddy via ManageBac, Google, Microsoft Office 365, AzureAD, Firefly, Powerschool and ISAMS. If you would like us to configure this for your school, or would like to ask about other SSO options, please contact us. We can support any SSO Option with Open ID connect.
For ISAMS SSO, you will need to contact the ISAMS support team for some information, please see the guide here.
For ManageBac, Google, Azure AD and Office 365 you can enable this yourself in your SchoolsBuddy account.
For Powerschool SSO you will need to install a plugin and provide credentials to the Support team.
Staff, students and parents can use SSO to access their SchoolsBuddy account. SSO will be available to use for all for most providers, however with ISAMS you can decide if you would like to give SSO access to staff, students and parents independently of each other.
SSO is not yet available on our mobile app. We are updating our mobile apps to include SSO, as well as other quick ways to login, such as Face ID and Fingerprint ID. We hope to have this ready very soon.
Please note that users can login immediately with SSO, they do not need to be activated in SchoolsBuddy.
The default SchoolsBuddy welcome email contains a link to set a new password. We recommend that users still set up a SchoolsBuddy password as a lot of users will want to store it to login quickly on their mobile devices, but we can amend the welcome email if web access only is needed and remove the request to set up a password.
When we have configured SSO, you will see a button on the login page which takes you to your chosen provider's login page. Parents, students and staff will be able to choose whether they log in with their SchoolsBuddy email address and password or with the chosen SSO provider. If you are already logged in with them, your email will be authenticated and you will be logged straight in to SchoolsBuddy.