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OpenID Connect Identity Provider




Support > Online Guides > Technical Guide > OpenID Connect Identity Provider

Your district can configure SameGoal to authenticate users against an OpenID Connect Identity Provider (IdP). Many districts use OpenID Connect (OIDC) to manage user authentication across a variety of district applications.

SameGoal supports specification compliant OIDC Identity Providers.



General OpenID Connect Configuration link

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  1. Configure your external OIDC Identity Provider.
  2. Log into SameGoal using an administrative account.
  3. Visit Settings (left menu) > District Information > OpenID Connect / OIDC.
  4. Enter the Client ID, Client Secret and Issuer URL provided by your IdP.

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SameGoal is not responsible for any fees associated with your use of third party identity providers.

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If your LEA requires some user accounts in SameGoal which do not exist in your OpenID Connect IdP, they can be configured using Force Local Authentication.


Google OpenID Connect Configuration (Google SSO) link

These instructions can be used to help districts setup Google SSO using OpenID Connect. Google is a common Identity Provider; as a service to clients, SameGoal provides Google-specific instructions.

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SameGoal is not responsible for any fees associated with your use of Google as an OpenID Connect Identity Provider.

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Google frequently changes their user interfaces; directions may not fully match the current Google interface.

Create a new Google API project link

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If you already have a Google Cloud Platform project that you wish to use, you may skip to the next section.

New Project

New Project Create

Set up the consent screen link

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If you have already configured your Google Credentials Consent Screen, you may skip to the next section.

Consent

Consent Complete

Create an OAuth 2.0 Client ID link

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Credentials

Credentials Create

Credentials Popup

Enter configuration information into SameGoal link

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It may take 5 minutes to a few hours for settings to take effect.

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If your LEA requires some user accounts in SameGoal which do not exist in your OpenID Connect IdP, they can be configured using Force Local Authentication.



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