Authentication Methods

  • SAML through Watermark Navigator

    SAML SSO is the most modern, reliable single sign-on configuration, and is now the industry-preferred standard for user authentication. It is likely the method of single sign-on that your IT teams favor. Implementing SAML SSO will ensure your faculty and staff can access the system efficiently and securely, using their single set of campus credentials. The clarity and s...

  • Local Authentication

    This is the default authentication method. The username, unless you specify otherwise, is the text prior to the @ symbol in the users’ email addresses. With Local Authentication, users must use a username and password combination set unique within Faculty Success. This is the least preferred method for users. It is less secure because it forces them to remember another ...

  • LDAP Authentication

    LDAP Authentication enables Faculty Success to check user credentials against a campus-wide directory. Users will visit a Faculty Success login page for your campus, where they will enter a username and password. These credentials are then passed on to your campus-wide account management system for verification. To use LDAP Authentication, your campus must have a deploy...

  • Portal Authentication

    Your campus may have a portal that provides centralized access to the various online applications your users require. Faculty Success supports pass-through authentication that enables you to add a link to your portal, such as "Access Faculty Success" or "Faculty Activity Reporting System." After selecting this link, users are automatically logged in to Faculty Success b...

  • Shibboleth Authentication

    Your campus may already support Shibboleth Authentication, which provides centralized authentication to the various online applications that your users access. Faculty Success supports Shibboleth Authentication, allowing your users to access Faculty Success either directly or via a link, such as "Access Faculty Success” or "Faculty Activity Reporting System." After clic...