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SSO explanation video

Added by Florian Effenberger over 1 year ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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Team - Q3/2020
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For users new to the system it would be great to have a video showing how our SSO system works, how to create an account and how to link services. The video could be localized by the community and then linked from the main SSO page.

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#1

Updated by Mike Saunders over 1 year ago

Just a note: I'll talk to Olivier before starting work on this, to get some experiences from the documentation community, and determine what people are finding particularly difficult.

#2

Updated by Florian Effenberger over 1 year ago

Something for Q4, or rather Q1/2020?

#3

Updated by Mike Saunders about 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from Q4/2019 to Q1/2020

I would say Q1 2020 now. It's definitely a good idea and worth doing, but I want to wrap up various other tasks before the end of the year, to make a fresh start in 2020...

#4

Updated by Florian Effenberger about 1 year ago

Agree, it's not urgent

#5

Updated by Mike Saunders 6 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Target version changed from Q1/2020 to Q3/2020

I wrote an initial script last week, that I'll check with infra and then convert into a video (probably this week, if any LO 7.0 release matters don't get in the way):


LibreOffice is made up of many sub-projects and communities, using a wide variety of tools and services. For instance, the wiki, Weblate for translations, Gerrit for code patches, Bugzilla for bug reports, and much more.

To make things easier for contributors, we have single sign-on, or SSO, for many services. But what does this mean?

Well, it means that you only need one login to access many of these services. You don't need to set up separate accounts and passwords for the wiki, Gerrit, Bugzilla and so forth.

So, if you want to contribute to LibreOffice - and we're grateful for your help! - then start off by creating an SSO account. Go to user.documentfoundation.org in your web browser, and click "Create new account".

You'll then be asked for a few details, and there's a captcha at the bottom to prevent spam.

After you click Submit, check your inbox for a confirmation email. There you'll find a link, which you can click to validate the new account.

Now you're ready to join the projects! To get access to a project's specific tools or services, you'll need to contact that project's community. Go to the "Get involved" page on the LibreOffice website, and find the community that interests you.

This tells you how to join and contact the projects - for example, via the mailing lists, IRC or Telegram.

If you have any difficulties contacting a particular project, you can send an email to

Thanks in advance for your contributions to LibreOffice! Your work helps millions of users around the world.

#6

Updated by Mike Saunders 4 months ago

I worked on an updated script last week, based on feedback from infra:


LibreOffice is made up of many sub-projects and communities, using a wide variety of tools and services. For instance, the wiki for collaboration, Weblate for translations, Gerrit for code patches, and much more.

To make things easier for contributors, we have single sign-on, or SSO, for many services. But what does this mean?

Well, it means that you only need one login to access many of these services. You don't need to set up separate accounts and passwords for the wiki, Gerrit, Redmine and so forth.

So, if you want to contribute to LibreOffice - and we're grateful for your help! - then start off by creating an SSO account. Go to user.documentfoundation.org in your web browser, and click "Create new account".

You'll then be asked for a few details, and there's a captcha at the bottom to prevent spam.

After you click Submit, check your inbox for a confirmation email. There you'll find a link, which you can click to validate the new account.

Now you're ready to use the various services inside the LibreOffice projects! Some require manual approval, for which you can find information on the wiki. But for most services, such as the wiki and Gerrit, you can start making edits or code submissions as soon as you have an SSO account.

At any time, you can visit user.documentfoundation.org and see a list of services linked to your SSO profile. If you have any difficulties with a service, send an email to

Thanks in advance for your contributions to LibreOffice! Your work helps millions of LibreOffice users around the world.


Have sent it to infra for final checking, then will do the recording.

#7

Updated by Mike Saunders 4 months ago

I made SSO_explanation.mp4 and have uploaded it to TDF Team for final checking by infra. This was the final version of the script:


LibreOffice is made up of many sub-projects and communities, using a wide variety of tools and services. For instance, the wiki for collaboration, Weblate for translations, Gerrit for code patches, and much more.

To make things easier for contributors, we have single sign-on, or SSO, for many services. But what does this mean?

Well, it means that you only need one login to access many of these services. You don't need to set up separate accounts and passwords for the wiki, Gerrit, Redmine and so forth.

So, if you want to contribute to LibreOffice - and we're grateful for your help! - then start off by creating an SSO account. Go to user.documentfoundation.org in your web browser, and click "Create new account".

You'll then be asked for a few details, and there's a captcha at the bottom to prevent spam.

After you click Submit, check your inbox for a confirmation email. There you'll find a link, which you can click to validate the new account.

Now you're ready to use the various services inside the LibreOffice projects! Some require manual approval, for which you can find information on the wiki. But for most services, you can start making edits or code submissions as soon as you have an SSO account.

At any time, you can visit user.documentfoundation.org and see a list of services linked to your SSO profile. If you have any difficulties with a service, send an email to

Thanks in advance for your contributions to LibreOffice! Your work helps millions of users around the world.

#8

Updated by Mike Saunders 4 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

Video complete and shared with infra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSzOS1Ls9WE

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