Working towards a new SSO
03:08:02 pm on November 2, 2009 | # |
SSO, or single-sign-on, is the holy grail for integrated user-experience at an institution the size of Lewis & Clark, and with so many different systems out there that the average person needs to interact with on a regular basis, sadly it’s not really an achievable goal to get them all.
But that said, every step towards integration helps just a little bit as it’s one less login you have to complete to use some service. So, we’ve built a login application to handle some of these requests, and if you’re using MyLC or the Green, you’ve already used it.
Right now we’re working on a upgrade to the service to give it more latitude in the services it will be able to handle. Initially, we’ll expand it to controlling access to the college and law admitted student sites, and then we’ll be able to continue extending its reach.
We’ve built the system so that any server within the .lclark.edu domain could use it (assuming the app has the ability to integrate it) and in that vein, we’re experimenting with the help of the libraries to have it help authorize users for their feedback tabs in UserVoice.
Look for future updates on this, and maybe a few less logins.