After you set up your identity provider (IdP) and claim your email domains, you can test the connection to verify your organization can now use its IdP to sign in to Blackbaud solutions. During test mode, you use a special URL — https://signin.blackbaud.com/signin/?loginTest=true — to test single sign-on with Blackbaud IDs at your organization. With this URL:
You access a test sign-in that sends Blackbaud IDs with a claimed email domain to your IdP.
People who successfully sign in to their Blackbaud solution through your IdP automatically use your organization's sign-in when they next sign in with the same browser.
Members at your organization not in test mode can continue to use their usual URL to sign in through Blackbaud's secure authentication service with their current Blackbaud ID credentials.
Note: Have issues during test mode? To help troubleshoot, see SSO Connection Troubleshooting.
In Admin, select Authentication.
Under Single sign-on, select Manage SSO settings.
Under Test connection, select Learn about test connection.
Select Turn on test mode.
Copy the test mode URL and send it to members to use to sign in and test your connection.
Warning: To avoid sign-in errors and possible lockout, ensure test members sign in through the test mode URL before they sign in to any Blackbaud solution.
You can turn off test mode, such as to wait to turn on your SSO connection. When you turn off test mode, members who signed in through your test connection will instead sign in through Blackbaud's secure authentication service. To ensure their passwords meet the requirements of Blackbaud's service, these members will receive an email to reset their passwords.
Note: When you turn off test mode, your connection settings will remain saved so you can easily turn on test mode again.
To turn off test mode, select Disconnect test connection in Authentication, and then select Disconnect.