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 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. The 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, relying on a connection between our services and an SSO server, established during initial platform development, instead.
Best For: Large institutions with established SSO services who want to strictly control access to RideAmigos. Highest security, but highest configuration complexity.