4.18. Enabling Third Party AuthenticationΒΆ

To enhance sign in options for your users, you can enable third party authentication, sometimes also called “third party auth”, “single sign on”, or “SSO”, between organizational authentication systems and the sites you define for your implementation of the edX platform. After you enable third party authentication, users can register and sign in to your Open edX site with their campus or organizational credentials.

This section includes information for teams involved in identity management at Open edX installations, including development operations (DevOps) and information technology (IT). The Integrating Third Party Authentication with edX Edge topic describes procedures for members of the DevOps and IT teams at an edX partner organization.