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Edugate for the IT Manager

Enable users to use the campus directory credential to access Edugate enabled web sites beyond the campus boundary from anywhere, whilst protecting the campus directory from unnecessary searches and the user credentials from use on web sites beyond your control. 
 
Eliminate the need for sharing the entire campus population of userid's in bulk form with other campus departments by offering an authentication service that is highly secure and only shares the necessary amount of users data for the minimum set of users.
 
Reduce multiple account stores by leveraging the time and effort your department has invested in the campus directory. Significant helpdesk cost savings can be realised by reducing the number of credentials that are issued for each user.  [Gartner estimates that a typical user calls their help desk 16 times per year, with a quarter of those calls related to password reset issues, each of these calls last an average of 42 minutes]
 
Consolidate user accounts onto on a single campus directory, users will remember their credentials thus allowing for stronger credential controls (e.g two-factor authentication or strong password policies).
 
Improve the productivity of campus users by eliminating multiple account provisioning processes and leveraging the single-sign-on capability of Edugate. [ Meta Group estimates that the elapsed time for a user account provisioning request can take anywhere between 6 and 29 hours, resulting in a 36% loss of productivity and 26% loss of efficiency] Many of the cloud service providers offering Software as a Service (SaaS) support federated access that is compatible with Edugate. Avail of such services in a more secure manner by ensuring user credentials never leave the campus. 
 

Who is Edugate for?

Edugate provides a single access mechanism that can enable access to online resources supporting alliances, research collaboration, consortia and shared services. Now users can use the credentials issued by their institution to access Edugate enabled web-sites and benefit from a personalised and persistent experience, with privacy features that put the user in control.

Enable users to use the campus directory credential to access Edugate enabled web sites beyond the campus boundary from anywhere, whilst protecting the campus directory from unnecessary searches and the user credentials from use on web sites beyond your control. 
 

Your patrons are individuals, not IP Addresses!
 
Enable publishers to provide users with a consistent and personalised experience regardless of their location or the device they are using.
Improve the end-user experience by providing Single-Sign-On and reducing the frequency of prompts for campus credentials.
Connect your patrons to your subscribed resources, regardless of where the user performs their search.

Restrict access to your club or society web-site to valid campus users without needing the campus IT department to provide you with access to the entire campus user database.
For student unions, Edugate enables online elections that can authenticate all students currently enrolled without needing to expose campus credentials or personal information.

Example: UL Students Union

Provide your suppliers with a means to interact with all campus members. Whether its parking management, physical access management, catering or sports facilities, Edugate can provide a secure means to validate staff and student status. Access cards or tokens can be issued online in a self-service manner, removing the some, if not all, of the paperwork.

Example: Apcoa Parking Management

When establishing any online service that will be used by multiple institutions, Edugate will provide a means to authorise access to the service by user, role or institution without having to issue usernames/passwords or other credentials to the users of the service.
Most research projects are collaborations and when it comes to hosting collaborative tools or sharing documents and data, Edugate enables the hosting partner to seamlessly grant access to the project content.

Example: NDLR Repository
Example: HEAR and DARE

Campus IT managers and IT security officers are increasingly reluctant to synchronise user credentials or open up campus directory services to applications that are hosted in the cloud. Even locally hosted managed applications that require the campus credential to be processed by the application present a security risk. Edugate is built on the open SAML federated access standard that is used in the financial services, aerospace and governmant eID and provides Single-Sign-On without the risks.

e-Government
Whether it's a central or local government service that needs to validate that a student is a current student, Edugate can open up the potential for numerous e-Government services for students (e.g. Grants and Tax Credits)

e-Commerce
When offering a student discount online, relying on a campus email address leaves the offer open to abuse since many institutions offer 'email for life'. Edugate will allow you to know if a customer is a current student and which institution the customer is affiliated to.