What is this feature?
Using an Authentication Token allows you to add an additional layer of security and peace of mind to Bloom. Once an Authentication Token is set, learners and teachers will be asked to enter it when they attempt to login.
Why should you use it?
Using this feature gives you more control over who can login to your Bloom, by requiring individuals to enter a Token that you’ve provided you can ensure that you know exactly who is using your Bloom.
Using the Authentication Token
- Settings up the feature is easy, simply head to the Authentication tab in the Settings section and you will be able to enable and set your Authentication Token. The Token is a case-sensitive, alphanumeric string that should be between three and ten characters long.
- Here you can see the feature in the Authentication settings menu, you can turn it on and off and then you are asked to enable the text field by clicking the padlock icon - this is to prevent you easily changing the Token and forcing everybody to re-enter it on login!
- This is what your Users will see when they login after a new Authentication Token has been set, they will simply have to enter the Token, click continue and it will automatically taken them either to their Dashboard or to one of the third party login screens.
Tips and tricks
- The Authentication Token only needs to be entered once until it’s changed, so make sure you remember that all learners and teachers will be asked to re-enter the new Authentication Token at login.