User would like to require authentication to access a Qualtrics survey.


  1. Login to Qualtrics at
  2. Select the survey where the authentication will be added.
  3. Select "Survey Flow" from the top menu.
  4. Select "Add a New Element Here" then click "Authenticator".
  5. Select "SSO" for Authentication Type, and "Shibboleth" for "SSO Type". Uncheck the "Associate Respondent With Panel" checkbox.
  6. To ensure the flow is set correctly, move the Authenticator box above the question set. This will require the authentication to complete before moving forward to the survey.
    1. This can be done by clicking the "Move" option on the "Default Question Block" and dragging it below the Authenticator box.
  7. The results should look as follows:
  8. Click "Save Flow".

Optional - Track Users that have completed the Survey via Shibboleth

  1. To track users that have completed the survey, check the "Capture respondent identifying info" checkbox in the authenticator window.
  2. Click "Add Embedded Data..." and configure the fields to the image below. This will capture the first name, last name, and email of the user. The information is also included below in text to copy/paste.
    1. Embedded Data to Set:

      Field From SSO:

      First Name


      Last Name




  3. Click "Save Flow".
  4. Once responses are received, this information can be seen in the "Data & Analysis" tab within the Qualtrics survey.
  5. When viewing the responses, select the drop down under the "Actions" column and click "View Response".
  6. The information will display in the "Embedded Data" table at the bottom of the pop-up window.