SSO vs LDAP Authentication FAQs

 

Can people without college credentials access the activity calendar or scheduling grids in Astra Schedule?
Single Sign-On: Activity calendars can be accessed with version 8.9 or higher. The calendar would need to be added to the Guest role.

LDAP: Yes, both activity calendar and scheduling grids.
Can people without college credentials request events through Astra Schedule?
Single Sign-On: Yes - version 8.9 or higher.

LDAP: Yes.
Is a user record created for someone who signs into Astra Schedule for the first time?
Single Sign-On: Yes - version 8.9 or higher.

LDAP: Yes.
Which role is given to someone signing in?
Single Sign-On: SAML 2.0 institutions are able to specify a default role with the help of Software Support. CAS institutions will utilize the 'Guest' role or a role that has been manually assigned to the user.

LDAP: Default role in LDAP Configuration or a role mapped to a security group in the Active Directory or a role that has been manually assigned to the user.
Can a user be automatically given a role such as Student, Faculty, or Staff?
Single Sign-On: No, it will require manual intervention.

LDAP: Yes, if the group mapping feature is used.
How do I handle external users that I would like to give access to Astra Schedule?
Single Sign-On: You can do a one-time user import and manually maintain and add users.

LDAP: You can do a one-time user import and manually maintain and add users.
What kind of technical setup is needed?
Single Sign-On: Phone call with SSO admin & technical support sets up everything.

LDAP: Set-up tunnel or Whitelist Ad Astra Public IP.
Who will assist a user if they have forgotten their username or password?
Single Sign-On: College's Technical Support/SSO Administrator.

LDAP: College's Technical Support/LDAP Administrator.

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