What is Single Sign On?

Single Sign On (SSO) is powerful option that you can use to replace BuildFire’s login with your own system, and is the first step to greater integrations in your app!

This is perfect for people who already have their own website that requires users to create their own user accounts in order to access all of its functions. Using Single Sign On will allow not only current users, but new users registering on your site to use the same log-in to access the elements of your app that also require a log-in.

You can also use Single Sign On to take advantage of your own system’s structure when creating custom features and integrations for your app which can help give you and your users seamless communication between your system and ours.

How Can Single Sign On Help You And Your Users?

Some of the benefits of using Single Sign On are:

  • All of your pre-existing user info is usable within the app
  • Everything from your system is securely connected and usable in your app
  • With Single Sign On you have almost limitless possibilities in terms of custom integrations with your app

What Is Required To Set Up Single Sign On?

In order to set up Single Sign On for your app, you’ll need to have your IT team do some work on your system’s side of things. Setting up this functionality varies by system so the process will be different for you than it would be for someone else. Here is what we need in order to enable Single Sign On in your app:

Log-In API URL & Register URL

The Log-In API URL is the URL for the page that users go to in order to log-in to your system, and the Register URL is the URL that new users go to in order to register for a new account in your system.

Access Token Validator API & Reset Password API

The Access Token Validator API URL is the URL to a page that includes an access token that’s generated by you, or your system, that tells it that BuildFire has the permissions to access it. The Reset Password API URL is the URL for the page where users can reset their account’s password.

Reset Password Message

The Reset Password Message is a message that will be sent to the user once they initiate the process of resetting their password. 

Client ID & Client Secret

The Client ID and Client Secret are generated for you by your team or system and allows our system to communicate with yours. This should be given to you by your developer or website administrator.

Content Type

The Content Type is the format that your URL is generated in. Select the format that your system generates the URL in from the drop down provided. 

If you or your developers would like to learn more about how Single Sign On can be integrated into your custom features, we encourage you to check out our dedicated article in our Developer Portal Wiki which you can find here.

If you would like to get in contact with one of our App Specialists to learn more about adding this functionality to your app, we encourage you to reach out to us at:

sales@buildfire.com

Where one of our App Specialists will be more than happy to discuss this with you.

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