Yes! A school or district administrator needs to explicitly turn it on first, though. When enabled, users will still be able to log in using their JumpRope username and password (if known) and will additionally be able to authenticate through their Google Apps account. Currently we offer two different on/off switches to enable/disable single sign on:
- Student Portal accounts can use Google SSO - more information available here.
- Teacher, Administrator, and Staff accounts - email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask us to turn it on for the school or district (soon we'll introduce an interface to manage this on your own).
Once enabled, users can simply click the Sign in with Google button shown here:
Obligatory security warning: Single sign-on is a huge convenience in terms of account and password management, and typically saves the users time. Keep in mind that we often stay authenticated into Google for periods of days or weeks, and that SSO will enable access to JumpRope without entering a password in this scenario. In other words, with SSO enabled logging out of JumpRope or closing the JumpRope browser tab will not also log you out of Google, which means on a shared computer there are security implications to enabling SSO. Additionally, if your Google account is compromised it will cascade and allow access to JumpRope during that time period as well.