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SSO for viewers

Learn how to share your publications through SSO without a Flipsnack account

We have introduced a different way to share your Flipsnack publications: SSO sharing. There are a few advantages it offers:

  • It is safe, as only people that are part of your SSO system can access the shared publications. You have total control over the audience.

  • It is fast, as your readers can access the publication without a Flipsnack account, as long as they are part of your SSO system. This means that you can share it with a large audience without being required to create an account for each participant.

To share through SSO, you will first need to set up a SAML SSO with Flipsnack. It is currently compatible with Okta, Azure, and Google Workspace. We have included detailed information on how to set each of them up in the following articles:

Okta SAML

Azure SAML

Google Workspace SAML

Important: Sharing through SSO is a custom request feature, an add-on for your Enterprise pricing plan. For more information, please get in touch with our sales team for a demo.

How to share through SSO in Flipsnack

1. Once you are ready to share your publication, click on the Share now button, when in the Design Studio. When on the My flipbooks page, click on Publish.

My flipbooks page in Design Studio

2. Set a title, and a description, click on Private, choose SSO only, and click Publish.

How to publish your work in Flipsnack

After you click on Publish, you will have access to the link you need to share. First, copy the link, then share it with your readers through your preferred method.

My flipbooks section in Design Studio

Once again, please remember that the link will only work for people connected to your SSO system.

SSO for viewers statistics

After you have shared your publications with your audience, you will be able to keep track of different statistics. You will be able to see if the viewers from your SSO system have opened the publications and how they have interacted with them.

To do so, when on the My flipbooks page, select the flipbook you want to see the statistics for, then click on Stats.

Statistics section in Flipsnack

This will lead you to a new page. Here is where you will be able to select the date and view the overall summary for all the SSO viewers. This is set by default, but you will also be able to view statistics for each viewer individually by clicking on the dropdown menu and selecting the desired viewer.

By default, Flipsnack displays the email address of each viewer in this field, but you might want this information to remain confidential. In this case, you can change what information is to be displayed in Flipsnack, through the SSO provider you use.

SSO viewers in Flipsnack

Further down the page, you will have access to a variety of statistics such as impressions, views, average time spent, and downloads. It will also offer you access to timeline reports, page-level statistics, engagement statistics, devices and sources reports, and country reports. All of these statistics can be downloaded as CSV. For a detailed explanation of each statistic, please read the article about Flipsnack statistics

The statistics you can check in Flipsnack

In the future, we will introduce the option to share through SSO only, eliminating the possibility of sharing your publications with public visibility.

If you have any questions or further recommendations regarding this feature, please do not hesitate to contact our support team via live chat.