Blueface have added Edugate to its service portfolio. Edugate is HEAnet’s new federated access service that removes the need for multiple usernames and passwords.
Edugate works like a digital skeleton key and allows users to use Single Sign-On (SSO) for rapid, secure login to some 2,500 services – including the Blueface UC Portal – powered by SAML authentication.
The SSO access service facilitated over 30 million logins across the education and research sectors in 2017.
Next Generation Access
Edugate’s SSO is a must-have for Blueface customers and partners as well as IT managers, registrars researchers, librarians, remote learning coordinators and students, bringing the following benefits:
– Immediate set-up and take-down user-access to all platforms.
– Built-in flexibility in line with data compliance – no more login spreadsheets.
– Edugate users have access to 182 federated services and through affiliation with eduGAIN confederation – users can take advantage of an additional 2,452 services.
As technology sprawl grows, Blueface is focused on consolidating services with a vision for the future of communication and digital agility.
HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing students and staff across all levels of education and research with high-speed resilient Internet connectivity.
HEAnet’s ICT services underpin education activity in Ireland, encompassing primary and post-primary schools, Universities, Institutes of Technology, other higher education institutions (HEIs) and research organisations – equating to 1.1 million people relying on the network each day for their learning and research needs.
It is HEAnet that connects these Irish learners and researchers to the Internet, online education resources, and to fellow national education and research networks in Europe and the rest of the world.