RideAmigos offers three primary options for user registration and access:
- Open Registration
- Domain-Limited Registration
- Single Sign-On
As you’re getting started with RideAmigos you’ll need to decide which of these is best for your organization. Here are some considerations to help with your decision making:
Just as the name suggests, open registration allows anyone to sign up for and access your commuter platform. You can decide how much or how little information is required from a user at the time of registration, but ultimately anyone with an email address will be able to sign up for your site.
Best For: Best option for regional programs or other sites targeting the general public.
From an end user’s standpoint, domain-limited registration is nearly identical to open registration. The primary difference is that users must have an email address that ends in a specific domain (@example.com, @department.example.com, etc.) in order to register. Upon registration, new users are sent a verification email to confirm they are the owner of a valid email address before gaining access.
Best For: Organizations whose user base have access to email addresses that end in a predictable set of domains. Easiest way to restrict access to a specific target audience.
Single sign-on (SSO) systems are used by many larger organizations to allow their users to access a variety of services with a single, centrally-managed set of credentials. This option completely bypasses the RideAmigos registration process, instead relying on a connection between our services and an SSO server, established during initial platform development.
Best For: Large institutions with established SSO services who want to strictly control access to RideAmigos. Highest security, but highest configuration complexity.