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Adding Third-Party Authentication to Open edX: A Case Study

Proceedings of the Second (2015) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 277-280


In this document, we describe the third-party authentication system we added to Open edX. With this system, Open edX administrators can allow their users to sign in with a large array of external authentication providers. We outline the features and advantages of the system, describe how it can be extended and customized, and highlight reusable design principles that can be applied to other authentication implementations in online education.

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