Instant Login is the easiest way to log into applications. No longer do students, teachers, or administrators need to waste time juggling multiple usernames and passwords! Instant Login allows users to log into all their applications with just one set of credentials -- or a simple Clever Badge.
How does Instant Login work?
Whether it’s Google, ADFS, SIS-stored credentials, or another Identity Provider, many schools have a username and password that students already use to access technology at their school site. Instant Login allows you to use that same system to authenticate users for learning applications, rather than creating new credentials each time.
Here’s how the login flow works:
- Users access a Clever URL and click the “Log in with <your Identity Provider>” button
- They’re redirected to your Identity Provider’s login page, where they enter in their credentials
- Upon logging in, your Identity Provider uses claim rules to send Clever a piece of data that identifies the user that’s logging in
- Using that data, we allow that user to access any of their Clever applications!
And now, with saved password applications, users can SSO into any of their applications from the Clever portal -- even if they're not integrated with Clever.
Who can use Instant Login?
The following users can access applications through Clever Instant Login:
- School Admins
- Clever District Admins
What is the Clever Portal?
As part of Instant Login, we offer a free Clever Portal, through which students and teachers can access their learning programs in 3 easy steps:
- Navigate to your district’s unique Portal URL
- Type in their district username and password, or Badge
- Access all of their Instant Login apps their school or district has connected to Clever!
For more information on using the Clever Portal, please see Managing your Clever Portal.
What do I need in order to set up Instant Login?
Secure Roster Sync to Clever
In order for users to be able to log in, they must have records in Clever. For more information on syncing data to Clever, please see What is Secure Sync?
Please note: For best results, make sure that there is only one record for each user in Clever. If there are multiple records in Clever for the same user, users may not be able to access all of their applications with Instant Login as they will have multiple accounts or may not be able to log in at all.
Even if you won’t be using the Clever Portal URL, you’ll get a unique Clever URL for your district’s portal - it follows the format “https://clever.com/in/<your custom shortname>” You can customize your URL at any time.
For security reasons, Clever will not provide login information to users through any of our communications channels if they reach out to us - and, for most of the Identity Providers available, we have no access to those credentials at all! For this reason, we require that you provide a support contact who will be able to help users log in. You can add and edit this contact on your Instant Login Settings page.
Using Instant Login with your existing SSO portal
Instant Login is designed to work with your existing portal, not against it. You can allow users to authenticate to applications without using the Clever portal by embedding Instant Login links in your SSO portal, learning management system, or application launch page.
Using 'Log in with Clever' buttons
Some applications have added ‘Log in with Clever’ buttons to their login pages and mobile apps. This button allows your users to log into the application with their universal credentials!