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Single Sign On Implementation for the Docebo LMS

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This package is meant to allow a simple python interface to add a third party Single Sign On to the Docebo Learning Management System. Docebo’s SSO does not create a user that doesn’t exist, or update the credentials of a user that does exist.


There are two ways to use this package, depending on the amount of customization that you need with Docebo’s sign on.

User API

The user API is a simple, flexible set of methods to sync a Docebo user with a locally created user object. To ue the methods, the DoceboUser object must first be instantiated with all of the information to be synced with the user from Docebo

A full list of valid user parameters can be found at Docebo’s API reference:

from doceboSSO import docebo_user

new_user = DoceboUser(

Next, the API and SSO keys and the hosting domain for your LMS must be initialized. This method will also create the appropriate hashes and tokens necessary for using Docebo’s API


Finally, you can use the methods in the DoceboUser api to interact with Docebo – the methods use the parameters you input into the DoceboUser object and generate valid params/api_keys.

if new_user.verify_existence():

redirect_url = new_user.signin()

The above is a simple script to create the local user initialized in the first step if their userid doesn’t exist on Docebo, and update their user parameters if they do exist.

redirect_to will contain a valid, signed, URL to signin to that user’s account on Docebo that can be redirected to or pasted into a browser.

The following call can also be used to update the specified user attributes on the local DoceboUser. This info can then be pushed to Docebo/used to create a new user.


Available methods are:

All of these methods return boolean values for success for easy control flow

from doceboSSO import docebo_user

# Initialize user object with keys, secrets and domain
initialize_keys(self, domain, api_secret, api_key, sso_secret)

# Verify user exists in Docebo
# Hits /api/user/checkUsername

# Update remote user params given local user information

# Create a new user based on local user
# Hits /api/user/create

# Delete user
# Hits /api/user/delete

# Sign user in (if account exists), and return URL which will sign that user into their docebo account

# Update local user's information

In order to call delete or update_on docebo, the docebo unique-id for that given user is required.

create() and verify_existence() automatically add this field on success

You can also use the following method to add the uid manually.


Methods API

The second method of interaction is less abstracted, but gives the user more control over the params. Where the User API generates params and fills in information for the user, the Methods API requires the user to input a set of params as a dictionary at every call.

The correct format for the params generated for each method can be found at:

The api_key, api_secret and sso_secret must still be initialized as in the User API.

Available methods are:

These methods return the json body of the responses they receive.

# Verify user exists in Docebo
verify_user(self, params)

# Update user params w/input params
edit_user(self, params)

# Create a new user given input params
# If called on a user that already exists, returns None
create_user(self, params)

# Delete user corresponding to provided unique_id
delete_user(self, params)

# Sign user in (if account exists), and return URL which will sign that user into their docebo account
setup_valid_sso_path_and_params(self, username)

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