OrgSync's login system can be integrated with a number of single sign-on authentication services, including CAS, SAML, and Shibboleth. Enabling campus authentication will restrict access so that only active students, faculty and staff can login to the system.
Campus authentication allows students to bypass the OrgSync user registration process by simply logging in using their same campus login username and password. For first time users, their OrgSync account will be automatically created using active directory information.
Enabling authentication also allows campus IT to establish single sign-on processes by integrating OrgSync with other campus portal systems, such as SunGard, Luminis or Blackboard. This allows students to access all their campus information with a single username and password.
Benefits of Authentication
- Restricted Access: Limit OrgSync access to students, faculty, and staff
- Universal Login: Allow users to sign in with their campus login
- Single Sign-On: Integrate with your current authentication system
- Data Integrity: Provide better data integrity for reporting and assessment
- Increase Adoption: Make it easier for students to get started with OrgSync
- Campus-Wide Elections: Ensure each user is part of your campus
Single-Sign on Authentication
CAS - Central Authentication Service
CAS can be set up using three specific URLs provided by campus IT (callback URL, validate URL, and logout URL). Each user will log into OrgSync from a campus-hosted login page that will redirect and log them into OrgSync after successfully being authenticated.
SAML – Security Assertion Markup Language
SAML can be set up with the Identity Provider's Single Sign On Target URL and the certificate fingerprint key provided by campus IT. Each user will log into OrgSync from a campus-hosted login page that will redirect and log them into OrgSync after successfully being authenticated.
Shibboleth is set up with a metadata swap, which requires our development team to work directly with campus IT to configure the technical information. Each user will login from a campus-hosted Shibboleth page and will be passed through to the OrgSync system upon successful authentication.
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LDAP - Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LDAP can be used to authenticate users by connecting OrgSync to the campus LDAP directory servers. This will require users to login to OrgSync through our regular OrgSync login page using their school email and password. To create a complete single sign on solution where users can login to a campus portal system and then automatically be logged into OrgSync will require using CAS.
For more information about campus authentication and single sign-on, please contact our support desk at (972) 907-0900.
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