InCommon as an authentication provider?

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We've been investigating options to allow collaborators/guest lecturers/etc. from outside our institution access to our Canvas instance.  One thought that has come up is using InCommon for authentication, after we have created user accounts with the necessary  id@domain login.

I was able to do this a few years ago in Blackboard, but I was running the server locally and had a local discovery service set up under IIS to handle it.  I can't see any way to do something similar in Canvas.

We can point to the InCommon discovery service to get redirected to individual institutions' IdPs, but I'm not seeing a clear way to allow those to be recognized as valid auth providers for existing users.  Is this something that anyone else has looked at?


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