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Single Sign-on for CCA Web Services

What is single sign-on?

CCA’s single sign-on system allows members of the CCA community to use one set of credentials to securely access most college online services such as Workday, the CCA Portal, Moodle, and G Suite.

What web services are included in SSO?

The following services have been incorporated into the single sign-on system. This table will be upgraded as other services are added.

Service

Description

Voicethread

A tool for course-based, rich media discussions

Library Services

Access to proxy.cca.edu services, including Lynda.com

G Suite for Education

Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Google+, etc.

Moodle

Learning management system

Symplicity

Housing application and assignments software

Webcheckout

Equipment checkout for Media Centers, Film Cage, and Hybrid Lab

Lynda

Access to Lynda.com

CCA Portal

The campus portal

Workday

Administrative system for HR, payroll, financials, and student information

Salesforce

Sales tracking cloud-based application

How long am I authenticated for?

Some web services on single sign-on, such as Portal and Gmail, let you remain logged in for a number of days before having to re-authenticate, whereas other systems, such as Workday, require that you re-authenticate every time you visit the site or following a short period of inactivity.

Single sign-on and G Suite

Google applications like Gmail, Calendar, and Drive have recently been incorporated into CCA’s single sign-on system. Sign-in works a little differently for G Suite than other CCA web services.

  1. When signing into any G Suite application, the first screen will be the Google login screen that you’re already familiar with.
  2. Once you enter your CCA.edu email and click Next, you’ll be redirected to the CCA single sign-on screen to complete your authentication.
Google sign-in screen, followed by CCA SSO screen

Enrolled in Duo?

Duo will now protect your Google account as well, requiring an additional step to authenticate your login. Read more about Duo and how to get started here.

Logging in to applications with Google

A number of 3rd party applications–such as Zoom– allow you to sign-in using your CCA Google account. Logging in to these systems works exactly like logging in to G Suite as outlined above.

Depending on the system, when you click the Google login, the CCA sign-on may be skipped if you have previously authenticated.

What about other web services not listed above?

We have included all of the systems that are currently managed by our identity management infrastructure. There are a number of other services being assessed for rolling into the single sign-on system. New and planned services will also be incorporated into the identity and access management system.

If there is a service you access regularly and would like added to our list of SSO candidates, please contact Cian Phillips.