User key authentication

Authentication ::: auth_userkey
Maintained by Catalyst IT, Dmitrii Metelkin, Brendan Heywood, Marcus Boon, Adam Riddell
Log in to Moodle using one time user key based login URL. Auth plugin for organising simple SSO (single sign on) between moodle and your external web application.

User key authentication 2017051503

Moodle 2.9, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2
Released: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 9:02 AM

Fixed a critical bug, when users remained not confirmed after being created by userkey auth method. This could cause users to be deleted as unconfirmed by 'Delete unconfirmed users' schedule task.

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2020050800, 2020050801 (2020050801)
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Supported software
Moodle 2.9, Moodle 3.0, Moodle 3.1, Moodle 3.2
  • Latest release for Moodle 2.9
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.0
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.1
  • Latest release for Moodle 3.2

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Default installation instructions for plugins of the type Authentication

  1. Make sure you have all the required versions.
  2. Download and unpack the module.
  3. Place the folder (eg "myauth") in the "auth" subdirectory.
  4. Visit to finish the installation