User Authentication

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There are two ways to perform user authentication in SameGoal.

Application email/password link

By default, users authenticate with SameGoal using an email address and password.

LDAP link

LDAP (Active Directory, eDirectory, etc) is an alternative means of authentication that uses a central server already installed at your district. When SameGoal is configured for LDAP authentication and a user logs in, the username and password are sent directly to your district server. The server then sends back only a Yes/No answer as to whether authentication succeeded. SameGoal does not store a password when a user authenticates using LDAP.

LDAP considerations link

Configure LDAP link

District IT staff typically lead initial LDAP setup. Once SameGoal confirms its servers can perform authentication against your LDAP server, your district's LDAP settings are updated.

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To modify your LDAP settings:

  1. Visit Settings > Technical Settings.
  2. Locate Authentication. Select the desired method. If LDAP, enter your district's LDAP information.
  3. Click the Save changes button at the bottom of the page.