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1.7: Single Sign On (SSO) - External Authentication

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    There are two primary mechanisms for logging into LibreTexts libraries. The first is direct authentication that involves adding your username and password directly on the horizontal grey bar on the top of any LibreTexts page. The alternative is the Single Sign On (SSO) infrastructure that allows users to use campus credentials to authenticate. This is available for any user with an email that is either Google- or Microsoft enabled (most US campuses). To use the SSO, administrators have to disable your direct log in option for security reasons.

    Below is a step-by-step procedure to log in (using a Kansas State University text as an example; other campuses will follow a similar procedure, but with different branding).

    On the LibreText resource homepage (

     select the SSO (single sign on) icon.


    1. Select Microsoft Active Directory (or Google if your campus supports that)


    On the next page sign in with your email address (or any campus email)


    Sign into to you K-State account like you normally would for email etc.


    On the next screen you can select “Don’t show this again” and click yes to hopefully reduce the number of times you have to sign in.


    Step 6

    You then are signed into LibreTexts, you can tell because the SSO icon is green.


    Step 7 (Optional for ADAPT questions)

    In order, to access the embedded questions, you need to sign in to ADAPT as prompted on the first question you encounter and try to access by clicking Campus Login.


    • You will sign in similar to the process you did above except you will also need to copy and paste (or enter) the following access code: 3f57cc06ed9f
    • After signing into ADAPT this first time, you should not have to use this access code any longer to sign into see and complete the embedded questions.

    1.7: Single Sign On (SSO) - External Authentication is shared under a CC BY 1.3 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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