Access Snowflake with your Blackboard Login Credentials
- Select Launch Snowflake.
- If you are attempting to log in for the first time, your Snowflake access will be configured automatically. Wait for the process to be successfully completed.
- Once your Snowflake account is successfully configured you will be redirected to Snowflake in a new tab in your browser.
If your Snowflake access configuration fails, repeat the process from step 1.
- In Snowflake, you need to select Sing in using SSO, and you will be redirected to the authentication page.
- Log in using your Blackboard login credentials on the authentication page.
- Select Sign In.
Restrict access to Snowflake and Settings
New Blackboard Data users have access to Reporting, Developer, and Settings by default. Users with access to Settings can manage service account credentials that are used in machine-to-machine connections, for example, PowerBI.
You can restrict access to Developer and Settings to specific roles or individuals, whilst allowing them to access Reporting, if your institution uses Blackboard Login for authentication.
To restrict access to Snowflake and Settings:
- Assign a different system role in Blackboard Learn for users of Developer and Reporting. Each user who requires access needs to have the relevant system role assigned in Learn:
Developer (access to Snowflake,Settings, and Reporting) – select System Administrator
Reporting (only) – select another role. We recommend you create a new role.
Check that these users are part of the correct login group that provides access to Blackboard Data via Blackboard Login.
Log a support ticket requesting Blackboard Data user group mapping and provide the details of your chosen system roles.
If your institution doesn’t use Blackboard Login, You need to change your authentication method for Blackboard Data if you want to leverage these access restrictions:
- Log a support ticket to ask for help adopting Blackboard Login for Blackboard Data.
- Once you adopt Blackboard Login, follow the steps to restrict access to Snowflake and Settings.
This will not change your authentication method for Blackboard Learn. Once this has been completed, follow the steps above to restrict access to Developer and Settings.
Check which Blackboard login your institutions uses:
If you login to Blackboard Data using the “Sign in with your institutional account” option, your institution uses Blackboard Login.
If you login to Blackboard Data using the “Sign in with your Blackboard Data account” option, your institution doesn't use Blackboard Login.