Logging in with SAML - Administrators & Exam Takers

May 10, 2016 Rex McWilliams

Logging in with SAML - ExamSoft Portal   

1. Begin by navigating to your ExamSoft Portal. The URL will be unique to your institution, and can be found within your welcome email.

2. If you are logging in as a faculty or staff user, click to Login within the "Administrators / Faculty" section. If you are a student, click to Login within the "Exam Takers" section.

3. You will be redirected to your institution's login page. Enter your institution credentials. Note, if you were already logged in, you may not need to login again and will be automatically returned to your ExamSoft Portal.

4. Once you successfully authenticate on your institution's login page, you will be redirected to your ExamSoft Home Page.

Logging in with SAML - SofTest

1. Begin by opening SofTest. If you do not have SofTest installed on your device, this program can be downloaded from the ExamSoft Portal. 

2. If this is your first time logging in with SAML and you have previously logged into SofTest with your ExamSoft credentials, you must Clear Registration prior to proceeding. You can do this by clicking CTRL + F7 (Windows) or CMD + F7 (Mac).

3. Enter your Institution ID on this first screen, and click Next. If you do not remember your Institution ID, you can click the link below the text field to retrieve the ID. The URL will be unique to your institution and can be found within your welcome email.

4.Once the Institution ID is accepted, the next step for you will be to authenticate on your institution's login page. Depending on your browser's settings, a new browser window or tab will open your institution's login page. If not, you can click the Launch button, or the Copy Link button. The Launch button will prompt a new browser window to open, navigating you to your institution's login page. The Copy Link button will copy this unique URL to the clipboard. You can then paste this address into the address bar to navigate to the login page.

5. Once on the login page, enter your institution's credentials.  Note, if you were already logged in, you may not need to login again and will be automatically returned to SofTest.

6. Once you successfully authenticate on your institution's login page, you will receive a confirmation message. At this point, you can close your browser and return to SofTest.

7. SofTest will have moved on to the Home Page where you can download and take your exam.

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