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Can you specify the authentication provider for a deep link?

Question asked by Oliver Thomas on Jun 30, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2017 by Khaled Taleb-Agha

We are using both single sign-on for our students and Canvas username/password accounts for listeners and students from other institutions. For general login, it is very easy to send them to ....instructure.com/login/canvas to bypass SSO. However, we have some classes that are using self-enrollment using a self-enrollment URL. It then becomes a bit tricky because non-SSO users need to make sure they are logged into Canvas already before clicking on the enrollment URL, or they will be redirected to SSO login.

 

Is there a way to either specify that Canvas authentication should be used as part of the enrollment URL, i.e. something like ....instructure.com/enroll/LLTBPW?login=canvas, or a way to pass a deep URL, like ....instructure.com/enroll/LLTBPW, to the login page at ....instructure.com/login/canvas, that gets opened after login? We'd like to be able to send the students a single link and have it work without special instructions, even though they are not using our default SSO provider.

 

Thanks for any advice!

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