Johns Hopkins Authentication Survey Configuration

Adding Johns Hopkins Single Sign On (SSO) authentication is a great way to add a layer of security and restriction to your surveys. Anyone without JHED credentials will NOT be able to access your survey. Learn more about Qualtrics Authenticators. Below you will find steps to configure the JH SSO authenticator on your survey(s).


  1. Once your survey has been created, navigate to the Survey flow tab on the left side of the screen.
  2. Survey flow menu item

  3. From the Survey flow screen, select Add a New Element Here and then Authenticator from the list of available options.
  4. Add a new element survey flow option Authenticator survey flow selection

  5. Configure the Branch on Successful Authentication screen as follows:
    • Authentication Type: SSO
    • Associate Respondent With Panel: Unselected
    • Capture respondent identifying info: Selected – this will allow you to capture pre-populated, identifying information when the user authenticates, such as JHED ID, name, department, etc. See below for a list of fields available.
    • SSO Type: Shibboleth

    Branch on successful authentication configuration

  6. Click Apply at the bottom right of the screen to apply your SSO configuration.

Available Identifying Information fields from SSO (Embedded Data)

Field SSO Attribute
Email mail
Preferred First Name urn:oid:
Last Name sn
Division urn:oid:
Entity (e.g. Johns Hopkins University) urn:oid:
Department department

Authenticator Options

Qualtrics has a number of authenticator options available for customization. Users can adjust the maximum number of authentication attempts, authentication prompt text, error text, and more. Please refer to Qualtrics Authenticator Options for more details on how to adjust these settings.