Using a supported service for authentication, MEETS administrators can specify settings on each MEETS connection regarding which services users have access to, and what capabilities to allow with these services.
As a prerequisite, please see the previous article in this manual for setting up Federated Authentication in MEETS.
In order to setup per-connection authentication settings:
- In the MEETS Administrator Panel under the Authentication tab, access the specific settings for each connection using the left-hand panel.
- Select the authentication services available to this connection. Depending on your organization's setup, you may have one or multiple federated authentication services setup with MEETS.
- Configure the required authentication levels for this connection:
- User Email and ICS Event Join Links: Setup whether personal e-mail subscriptions and calendar integration regarding upcoming events will include Join links for attendees, and whether authentication using your organization's SSO service is required (as the user who subscribed to the email containing the link).
- User Email and ICS Event Host Links: personal e-mail subscriptions and calendar integration regarding upcoming events will include a Host link for Teachers/Instructors, giving them Host rights when accessing the meeting. Host links will always require user authentication using your organization's SSO service (as the user who subscribed to the email containing the link).
- Instructor-general external links: Setup the permissions for instructors to generate external links. When generating links, instructors can include a link to join each event, and/or view its recordings, and also specify when they will expire. Different levels of authentication are provided:
- Public access links, where an instructor can give this link to anyone and they will have access to the specified events. These can be used outside your organization.
- Authenticated links, where anyone who has a link cannot access events without being authenticated via one of the organization's authentication services. This can limit who is able to access events to those within your organization.
- Targeted links, where only someone who authenticates with one of your organization's authentication services using a particular e-mail address is able to access an event. This can be used to invite specific people within your organization to events.
- Course users links, which require authentication with an email address matching a user who is a member of the same course an event belongs to. This can be used to place links to events inside another course-specific resource, such as course pages on Learning Management Systems.
- Disallow instructors to generate external links.
Once setting up the above permissions, instructors will be able to generate links to join each event, and/or view its recordings, and also specify when they will expire.
Please see https://cirqlive.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/8000082139-generating-meeting-recording-links-in-meets-by-instructors for more information regarding generating meeting/recording links in MEETS by instructors.