Ellucian Announces New Single Sign On Identity Management Service

Ellucian Identity Service provides colleges and universities seamless cloud-based and on-premises access to Ellucian and partner solutions

Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Fairfax, VA

Ellucian, the leading global provider for higher education software and services, announced today the availability of Ellucian Identity Service, a new single sign on identity management service built specifically for colleges and universities.

Ellucian Identity Service, delivered in the cloud and on-premises, provides secure access to enterprise web applications. EIS allows these applications to participate in enterprise-wide single sign on across disparate protocols, which creates seamless accessibility for students, faculty, and staff.

“Increasing the IT department’s ability to manage change is a top priority for many of the colleges and universities that we serve,” said John Kopcke, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Ellucian. “As institutions see growth in the number of identity management projects that they need to support, Ellucian Identity Service will help them to become more efficient without compromising the security of their digital campus environment.”

EDUCAUSE has reported that over the last ten years, managers of IT systems have expressed a growing interest in the identity of individuals attempting to access those systems for many reasons—ranging from security to the ability to provide a stellar customer experience.

Ellucian Identity Service enables institutions to decrease costs associated with supporting multiple identity management projects. It also supports major SSO and federation protocols used by Ellucian applications and the broader industry such as CAS, SAML2, WS-Trust, and more.

Developed in partnership with WSO2, Ellucian Identity Service is available through open source and will contribute enhancements back to the community at large.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Ellucian as they deliver technologies that meet the needs of campuses around the world, as institutions continue to rapidly evolve,” said Isabelle Mauny, vice president of product management at WSO2.


About Ellucian

Inspired by the transformative impact of education, Ellucian develops solutions that power the essential work of colleges and universities. As the world’s leading provider of software and services designed for higher education, Ellucian works with more than 2,500 institutions in nearly 50 countries—enhancing operations and enriching the experience for over 18 million students.

Ellucian provides student information systems (SIS), finance and HR, recruiting, retention, analytics and advancement software solutions. With more than 1,400 institutions subscribing to Ellucian’s cloud services and SaaS offerings, the company is one of the largest providers of cloud-based solutions in higher education. Ellucian also supports the higher education community with a range of professional services such as application software implementation, training, education, and management consulting.

Ellucian brings power, passion, and performance to bear for higher education, and its ability to better our world. Visit Ellucian at www.ellucian.com.

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