What is LibreOne?
If you’ve been using any combination of the LibreVerse apps & services (Conductor, ADAPT, etc.), you may have struggled to manage the combination of different credentials required to login to those services. LibreOne will eliminate the need for multiple credentials and will allow you to manage “One account for everything LibreTexts.” It is a Central Authentication Service that aims to provide faster logins, increased security and efficiency, and a better user experience overall.
What do I need to do?
Nothing. The LibreTexts team will take care of automatically migrating your Conductor account to a LibreOne account.
When will I need to interact with LibreOne?
Aside from logging in when necessary (LibreTexts apps will automatically redirect you), LibreOne will mostly work behind the scenes. However, if you do need to make changes to your account information like your name, email address, or password, you’ll visit LibreOne’s account management portal to do so. More documentation on these features will be available soon.
Will I have to pay to use LibreOne?
No. LibreOne accounts are free to all. LibreOne was designed to enhance and support LibreTexts’ ongoing mission to Free The Textbook.
I am currently a verified instructor with LibreTexts. Will I lose this status?
No. Users who have already been authorized by the LibreTexts team to contribute content and access other instructor resources will still be able to do so. Future LibreTexts users who want to get verified will follow a similar path to the current process. Internally, LibreOne will help the team to turn around verification requests faster so that potential contributors can jump into creating their awesome content with as little wait time as possible.
I want to login with a work/school account. Will I still be able to do this?
Yes. LibreOne will support Google Workspace and Microsoft Active Directory* login methods as of its initial release. Other authentication methods may be supported in the future as the team continues to update LibreOne.
* Some campuses who use Microsoft Active Directory do not allow logins to applications not part of a previously approved list. LibreOne will notify you if this prevents your account registration. In that case, you could create a standard email/password account with LibreOne, or contact your campus IT team to discuss other options.
I am an administrator for a LibreNet campus. Will I be able to customize LibreOne?
More information will be released in the near future as to what branding and customization options will be available.
I’m excited! When can I start using LibreOne?
Today! We’re excited too. Continued information and responses to other frequently asked questions will be addressed as necessary. As always, you can reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions and we’ll be happy to respond as soon as possible.
NOTE: As of today, LibreOne has been implemented across our Conductor platform, as well as our libraries. Implementation with ADAPT, Studio, and our Jupyter hub are forthcoming in the next few weeks.
We thank you for your continued support as the LibreVerse continues to grow and improve.
The LibreTexts Team