Does this sound familiar? It’s a message we have heard consistently from parents over the last few years and we are working towards putting in place a school single sign on (SSO) that will remove the need for multiple usernames and passwords in school systems.
What is SSO?
“Single sign-on (SSO) is an authentication method that enables users to securely authenticate with multiple applications and websites by using just one set of credentials.”
To make SSO work with our KLASS systems we will be issuing all parents and guardians an individual KLASS email account over the summer holidays which will become the main set of credentials you will need to access school systems.
Giving individual accounts, rather than family ones means that all parents and guardians will be able to access systems such KLASS Ops individually where currently there is only one ‘family’ login under the parent membership number. You will also be able to use your SSO to access the new Parent WiFi network in school next year.
What sort of account is it?
The accounts are standard Google accounts reflecting the main school systems. They will be fully functional should you want to use them more widely. Having a school Google account will also make sharing applications and documents relevant to your child and their learning easier.
Will all systems have SSO next year?
While not all systems will be SSO in Term 1 2021 our goal is to have all systems SSO by the end of the academic year (August 2022) for all student and parent online systems.
Our IT department will be issuing more details directly to parents with instructions on how to activate your accounts and any other actions you need to take. Check our FAQs or email our IT team directly if you have any questions about the changes.