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How to use single sign-on to control who can access the events?

With an annual Enterprise license or the EDU Institution license, you are able to use SSO (single sign-on) authentication in order to make sure that only people from your company or specific department can access your internal meetings via Slido.


Slido supports the following authentication methods:

  • Google SSO - If you are using Google Suite (previously known as Google for Work) at your company, the participants can join your Slido meetings using their Google login credentials.
     
  • SAML based SSO - Slido is a pre-integrated application within the Okta Integration Network and OneLogin.
    If you are using SSO solution other than Okta, OneLogin or Google, don’t worry, you can try integrating it with Slido using our Service Provider Metadata.

 

Set up Google SSO

To set up Google SSO for participants to access your events: 

  1. Log in to your Slido account
  2. Switch to the correct Slido license if you're using more than one
  3. Select "Organization settings" in the top-right in your profile menu

Access Organization settings

Once in the Organization settings, do the following:

  1. Go to "Privacy"
  2. Set your event as "Private"
  3. From the authentication method drop-down menu, pick Google SSO
  4. Enter your company domain
  5. Save the settings
  6. Create a testing event and try to access it as a Participant

Set up Google SSO video tutorial


This is how your participants will see it:

Google SSO Participant view

 


Set up SAML based SSO

For setting up your events to be accessed via SAML based SSO: 

  1. Log in to your Slido account
  2. Switch to the correct Slido license if you're using more than one
  3. Select "Organization settings" in the top-right in your profile menu

Access Organization settings

Once in the Organization settings, do the following:

  1. Go to "Privacy"
  2. Set your event as "Private"
  3. From the authentication method drop-down menu, pick SAML based SSO
  4. Import your XML metadata file
  5. Save the settings
  6. Create a testing event and try to access it as a Participant

Setting up SAML SSO Video tutorial

💬 Send us a message at support@slido.com if you need any help along the way
This is how your participants see it: 

               SAML SSO Participant view

💡 Your participants can choose whether they want to post questions using their names or anonymously.


🚀 Pro tip: Disable SSO for individual events

Disable the single sign-on for individual events by simply changing the Privacy in Settings back to Basic. 


Here are some frequently asked questions we get regarding SSO:

  • Can the participants still ask questions anonymously when there is SSO set up for the event?
    Yes! This helps keeping your data Private without any compromise on the level of the audience engagement.
  • We usually use Slido at the internal meetings, but there will be participants from outside of our company at the upcoming event. Will be they able to engage via Slido?
    Sure! You can disable the SSO login for the specific event in Privacy settings. 

 

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