The Benefits of Implementing Sketchy SSO

SSO can be a very valuable tool for administrators looking to get their students started with Sketchy!


Single Sign-On (SSO) is a method of authentication that allows users, or, students in our case, to access multiple applications and services with a single set of credentials. This eliminates the need for students to remember multiple usernames and passwords and reduces the risk of password breaches and other security threats. In this case, it means that students can log in with their existing school accounts, rather than having to create a new Sketchy username and password.

If you’re not familiar with what an SSO login experience looks like, well, that’s why you’re here at this helpful blog post. Let’s walk through it.

With an SSO login flow, signing in to Sketchy looks like this:

 

Sketchy SSO

Sketchy SSO

 

In the above example, Kent State utilizes Microsoft tools for their students and therefore students are prompted to sign in with their existing Microsoft account. There is no need for students to create and remember a new username and password specific to Sketchy.

For administrators, SSO can be a valuable tool for getting students started with Sketchy! One of the biggest challenges in implementing new technology in education is ensuring that students can access the resources they need quickly and easily. With SSO, students can log in to Sketchy with the same credentials they use to access other resources they’re already using, such as their email or the school's learning management system.

This eliminates the need for students to create and remember new usernames and passwords, and reduces the risk of login issues or forgotten credentials. In the long run, SSO can help to boost student engagement and participation with Sketchy. As an added bonus, fewer login issues and forgotten credentials means fewer help desk requests, which saves administrators time, resources, and headaches.

Another benefit of SSO for administrators is that it can help to improve system security and user management. By centralizing authentication and reducing the number of usernames and passwords that students need to remember, SSO can help to reduce the risk of password breaches and other security threats. Additionally, SSO can make it easier for administrators to manage access to Sketchy, allowing them to add and remove student accounts easily.

All of which is to say, SSO can be a very valuable tool for administrators looking to get their students started with Sketchy! By allowing students to access Sketchy with the same credentials they use to access other resources, SSO can reduce the risk of login issues and forgotten credentials while improving security, enhancing the user experience, and saving time and resources for administrators.

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