How Harmony Public Schools Transformed Their Student Experience with Secure, Single Sign-On

At Harmony Public Schools (HPS), technology fills every aspect of the Texas-based network of public charter schools’ academic and operational environments. Over the past decade, HPS has tremendously expanded their technology use.

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CoSN 2019 Recap: Why School Districts Need More than Just Single Sign-On

Last month, Identity Automation’s top K12 education experts traveled to Portland, Oregon for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) 2019 Annual Conference. CoSN, a member-based association and advocacy group, spotlights emerging technologies to K12 EdTech leaders.

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Federated Identity Management: A Logical First Step in the IAM Maturity Model

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a complex discipline that encompasses a number of distinct tenants, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO), and identity lifecycle management (ILM). When it comes to IAM, organizations have widely varying levels of maturity. While some have full-featured, modern IAM solutions in place, others are just making the move to cloud- or SaaS-based applications and are still manually creating users and passwords.

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Healthcare and Google: How Chrome's Devices and the Cloud Are Improving Patient Care


While Chromebooks have long dominated in the education space, they are now making inroads into other industries as more organizations shift away from traditional desktop computers to portable and low-cost thin client devices.

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Modern IAM and the Student and Alumni Experience

Delivering an optimal student and alumni experience is top requirement for CIOs at higher education institutions. More and more, this puts pressure on them to provide an optimal digital experience, as technology and cloud resources continue to play a growing role on college campuses.

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Benefits of Single Sign-On Solutions

Many of our customers implement our Identity and Access Management (IAM) platform for its identity lifecycle management capabilities. And with good reason—automating these tasks means IT no longer has to waste valuable time and resources creating and managing accounts or provisioning and deprovisioning systems and target applications.

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Our Top Enterprise IAM Blogs in 2017


Another year, another look back at our top blogs! 2017 produced our our most read blog to-date, RBAC vs ABAC Access Control Models - IAM Explained. And from common Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) terms and factor types to the top challenges and benefits, we also saw great readership on many of our MFA-related articles.

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4 Ways Organizations Can Define Their Account Username Convention

Developing a company-wide account username convention as part of a company’s enterprise password management strategy is an important and challenging task. For organizations managing more than one set of credentials for their various systems and applications, a best practice is to consolidate all credentials into a single, enterprise-wide account username convention.

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Evaluating Common Account Username Conventions Used By Universities

Around the world, colleges and universities are welcoming students, faculty, and staff back for the fall semester. Those who are new to campus will undoubtedly need a few days to find their way around, remember their class schedules, and, of course, memorize their newly issued usernames.

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Why Your Organization Needs an Enterprise-Wide Account Username Convention

Is your organization using more than one account username conventions for your different systems and applications? If so, your organization isn’t alone. Since there is no one-size-fits-all naming convention, creating a single, enterprise-wide account username convention is easier said than done. However, using the right methodology, it is not only possible to create an enterprise-wide account username convention, but one that is an optimal fit for your organization.

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