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Authenticating a Qualtrics Survey with Touchstone

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The majority of this article is taken directly from this article on Qualtrics help site.

You can authenticate your Qualtrics survey respondents as MIT users using Touchstone. To do so you must set up a "Shibboleth SSO Authenticator" for your survey in the Survey Flow. Please follow the instructions listed below to learn how to do that.

Qtip: This SSO type may not function properly with Preview Survey.


  1. Navigate to the Survey tab and open the Survey Flow.
  2. Click Add a New Element Here.
  3. Select Authenticator.
  4. Change Authentication Type to SSO.
  5. Change SSO Type to Shibboleth.
  6. Click Save Flow.


  1. Enable Capture respondent identifying info and click Add Embedded Data.
  2. Enter your Embedded Data field name into the “Embedded Data to Set…” text entry box on the left of the equals sign.
  3. Insert the formal or friendly names of the attributes that are being passed via SAML into the “Field From SSO” text entry box (you can click the plus sign to add additional fields).
    1. For MIT the values you can use are:
      Field Attribute Name Friendly Name
      Username urn:oid: eduPersonPrincipalName
      First Name urn:oid: givenName
      Last Name urn:oid: sn
      Email Address urn:oid:0.9.2342.19200300.100.1.3 mail
  4. Configuration of SSO embedded data
  5. Results of embedded data

    Note that the user name is scoped to the MIT domain, the email address may differ depending on each users configuration.
  6. Click Save Flow.
  7. You will now see the Embedded Data values in the response results.

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October 05, 2017

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