Single Sign-On Live at ISU

Issue / Question
Information and explanations for ISU's new single sign-on system.  
  • What is Single Sign-On?
  • How does Single Sign-On work?
Environment
  • Platform
    • Single Sign-On
    • BengalWeb
    • Moodle
    • Box
  • Audience Affected
    • Faculty
    • Staff 
    • Students
Resolution
ISU’s Information Technology Services Department is excited to announce the new single sign-on features will go live March 25th for many of the university’s information technology (IT) systems. While this project is not yet complete, enough of the features are in place to enable users to begin to enjoy the benefits of single sign-on.
  • When ISU switched to a new Identity Management (IDM) program a couple years ago, the long term goal was for IDM to to move all of ISU’s IT systems into the new IDM program, both to improve security and to enact single sign-on at ISU.
  • Single sign-on (SSO) means that users sign in once and are then able to access additional IT systems without having to re-log in. We are now far enough along in this project to make SSO available for ISU users.
  • In the past, if you logged into BengalWeb, for example, and then tried to access Moodle, you would be asked to log in again. With SSO in place, you will be able to log in to BengalWeb through the ISU Single Sign-On option, and you will not be asked to log in again to Moodle when you click on it. Instead, it will automatically open. 
  • This SSO option applies to many of ISU’s IT systems, including Talent Management, Moodle, Housing, Parking, Handshake, BOSS, Recruit, Box, Navigate, Barnes and Noble bookstore, and Quotly.
    • Although SSO does not currently cover all IT systems, plans are in place to bring many more under the SSO umbrella.
  • You will be able to fully realize the single sign-on option beginning March 25.Go to the BengalWeb login page. You will see a new link at the top labeled ISU Single Sign-On. Clicking the link will take you to the familiar login page. Once you log in, BengalWeb will open, and you will be able to navigate directly to many of the other IT pages you normally use without having to re-enter your username and password..

Please get in touch with the IT Service Desk for additional assistance.
 (208) 282-4357 or Go to chat

Details

Article ID: 142173
Created
Fri 3/18/22 3:08 PM
Modified
Wed 12/21/22 12:04 PM