Supported Authentication Methods


Infobase Learning supports multiple types of authentication for its digital products, allowing members of approved educational institutions to seamlessly access their Online Databases.

Username / Password
Each customer account can have one universal username and password that can be used to log in to any of our products. This username and password can be shared with faculty and students within the school or library. This option can be great for institutions that want remote access; without any additional setup or software.

IP Authentication
IP-based authentication is designed to give users direct access to an institution's Online Database, bypassing the username and password login. If an institution has a static IP address or range of IP addresses through which it connects to the Internet, IP authentication can provide easy and secure access to all authorized content and the full feature set of our digital platforms.

Proxy Server
Any institution using a proxy server, such as EZProxy, as its authentication system can utilize this same tool to authorize access to all Infobase Online Products. After a simple setup process, educators and/or students can view their authorized content by using the same credentials that they use to log in to the campus-wide proxy server. While we support and work with a variety of proxy servers, we highly recommend EZProxy.

Referring URL
Referring URL authentication provides institutions with a simple way to identify users from a specific institution based on a URL and then automatically route them to their available content from Infobase Learning.

Barcode Recognition
Instead of asking for a username and password, we can set up your account to request a barcode - typically this is either a library card number or student ID number. When configured, this will replace the Username / Password option for your account.

LTI Authentication
Learning Tools Interoperability performs a basic launch handshake, utilizing secure key and secret parameters, to deliver authenticated content to many popular learning management systems. We will offer LTI authentication for Canvas, Desire2Learn, Schoology and itsLearning.

XML Gateways
An XML Gateway can provide a much needed “communication bridge” between our content and any Federated Search Engine that you may be using. This gateway quickly indexes search results of our database in the universal XML format that can then be parsed with search results from other sources. Infobase Learning is currently building XML Gateways to support specific digital products. For more information and to find out about product availability, email our Support Team.

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