In order for your organization to use single sign-on with your approved blackbaud solutions, you will need to make sure you meet the requirements below:

1.  The Single Sign-on configuration must be completed by a Admin for your organization through (to become a site administrator review "I need to become a site administrator").
*Note* we recommend that this be completed by your IT staff who is familiar with your organization's identity provider.  A user who has admin rights in a product is not necessarily a site administrator.
Warning: Before beginning SSO setup, we recommend you have at least one admin-level Blackbaud ID account with an email address outside of your claimed domain(s), something like or If an issue arises and all users on your domain are unable to login, you can log in with the non-domain admin account and access Authentication to manage your settings if needed. For more information, see Are there any precautions I should take when setting up SSO with BBID?
2.  The user setting up this configuration must have a Blackbaud ID as this is the unique identifier for each individual.  
*Note* if you do not have a Blackbaud ID, create one now.

3.  To enable Single Sign-on you must use one of the methods below supported by Blackbaud ID;  
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD)
  • Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 IdPs, such as OneLogin, Shibboleth, or Central Authentication Services (CAS)
  • Google G Suite
  • Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS)
  • Okta
If your organization meets the requirements please continue with the set-up steps below and refer to our help documentation:

4. As an administrator, sign into
*Note: If you are redirected to your Blackbaud ID User Profile when attempting to navigate to, then you do not have site administrator rights and will need to request those. See step 1 at the top of this article.

5. Select Authentication.

6. Select "Manage SSO settings" to begin the configuration. 

7. Select your enterprise single sign-on option below to review and begin your configuration.
*Note* You may also refer to our Onboarding guide , SSO FAQ and our Blackbaud ID Community for assistance. 

For more information on configuring Blackbaud ID SSO with Blackbaud Education Management Solution (formerly K12 ON Products), please see Blackbaud ID for K-12 Schools .