School Authentication Options

School Authentication Options

We have several authentication methods available to you! 

Look through the TABLE OF CONTENTS above to go directly to a specific Authentication Method, or scroll through the list below. 

Either way, we are here to help you decide which method is best for you and your students. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to reach out to our support team by submitting a ticket, we are  always here to help!

Understand the Information Bar connected to each Method
Each authentication method has an information bar indicating the "Ease of Set Up" and the "Security Strength" of each method. 
  1. For Ease of Set Up - the higher the number, the easier this method is to use and set up. 
  2. For Security Strength - the higher the number, the more secure the method type is. 



 

Registration Code Authentication (Default)

Ease of Set Up: 5 | Security Strength: 2

Registration Code allows you to send your School's Comics Plus URL and unique code out to all staff, students, and parents. Once they enter the code they will be prompted to create their own Comics Plus account with 2 simple fields
1. username and 2. password. This allows students to be able to log in and sign up from anywhere! Once they create a login they will no longer need to use the registration code.


Registration Code Using School Specific URL Sign-In Steps

The user will access the library's unique Comics Plus website URL provided in the on-boarding email


1. Click on "Sign-Up Now!"



2. A field to enter a registration code will appear. Once the correct code is entered, the 2 field prompts will appear allowing you to create an account. 




3. You are now logged in and ready to read thousands of Comic Books and Graphic Novels!

Click on the video below to see how to navigate through the collection!






Registration Code Using School Look Up Method Sign-In Steps

This process has more steps than the one above. If you would like your School's Comics Plus URL, contact our Support Team by submitting a ticket and we will get that to you asap!  
How Do I Submit A Ticket?


1. Go to the link:https://library.librarypass.com/  Click "Log In" in the top right corner. 



2. From here in the search bar titled "Search for library/school:" type in he name of your library/school and select it from the drop down menu. 



3. Click "Sign-Up Now!". This will take you back to the library/school look up page. Search for and choose your library/school name from the drop down menu.



4. The "Registration Code" field should now appear. Once the correct code is entered, the 2 field prompts will appear allowing you to create an account. 




5. You are now logged in and ready to read thousands of Comic Books and Graphic Novels!

Click on the video below to see how to navigate through the collection!

Lost your registration code?

No Problem! Contact our support team through the submit a ticket option right here in our resource center, we will get your code to you asap!  How Do I Submit A Ticket?





 

Referrer Login

Ease of Set Up: 3 | Security Strength: 4

Schools can have their Comics Plus URL placed on the inside of a student portal account. The website they access the school's Comics Plus account from will be used as the authenticator. The user will then create an account to have access to the collection. 
 

Referrer Login Sign-In steps:

The user will access the library's unique Comics Plus website URL provided in the on-boarding email


1. Click "Sign Up Now!" at the bottom of the log in page.



2. Enter a username and password to create the account. You are now logged in and ready to read thousands of Comic Books and Graphic Novels!

Click on the video below to see how to navigate through the collection!






Google OAuth Authentication 

Ease of Set Up: 3 | Security Strength: 5

Google OAuth allows users to access the CPLE website with the “sign in with Google” prompt. Users must use their school assigned Gmail account to access the CPLE website. 
 

Google OAuth Sign-In steps:

The user will access the library's unique Comics Plus website URL provided in the on-boarding email

1. Click the "Sign In With Google" Button



2. Select your School's approved email account



3. You are now logged in and ready to read thousands of Comic Books and Graphic Novels!

Click on the video below to see how to navigate through the collection!






SAML

Ease of Set Up: 1 | Security Strength: 5

SAML authentication allows students to log into their existing school portal and directly visit your Comics Plus website link with no additional login steps.

       

Click on the video below to see how to navigate through the collection!


    



MackinVia LTI

Ease of Set Up: 1 | Security Strength: 5

If your school uses MackinVia we can integrate directly with their platform!  User will not need to create an account, they will log in through their school MackinVia account and have instant access to their own Comics Plus account! 


MackinVia LTI Sign-In steps:

User will not need to create an account, they will log in through their school MackinVia account. 


1. Log into your MackinVia account and click on "Databases"



2. Scroll down and find "Comics Plus Library Edition" and click "Open Now"

       


3. You're now logged in and ready to read thousands of Comic Books and Graphic Novels!

Click on the video below to see how to navigate through the collection!





 

User Managed

Ease of Set Up: 3 | Security Strength: 4

User Managed authentication allows you to manually enter or batch upload a .csv file of users you would like to grant access to your CPLE website. Individual users can be added, managed, or deleted by the CPLE library administrator(s) at any time. 

Here is a step-by-step process explaining how to upload and manage user accounts! 
How to Upload and Manage Your Student Usernames and Passwords - User Managed Authentication


User Managed Sign-In steps:

The user will access the library's unique Comics Plus website URL provided in the on-boarding email

1. Enter the Username and Password 



2. The user is now logged in and ready to read thousands of Comic Books and Graphic Novels!

Click on the video below to see how to navigate through the collection!






Ask for Help!


We would be happy to talk through these options with you and help you decide what fits best with your School and Students! 

Comics Plus Authentication Options (Combined School & Library List)


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