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N2N Illuminate

Overview

Okta and N2N Illuminate make it easy to automate lifecycle management across student, faculty, and staff lifecycle events. N2N’s Illuminate is a gateway that pulls user data from a Student Information Systems (SIS) (like Ellucian’s Colleague and Banner, Oracle’s Peoplesoft, and more) and sends it to Okta’s Universal Directory (UD). Schools update user data on their information systems as roles change, and these changes are mirrored in UD, so access permissions automatically reflect each person’s evolving status. The integration enables campus IT teams to set rules for users and groups within UD so Okta can automatically assign apps and entitlements based on status. Campus student information systems keep Okta’s UD up-to-date via a RESTful API, and Okta can then easily provision those campus users into all the relevant apps they need. Even as roles change, campus users always have easy, secure access to the resources they are authorized for, whenever they need them.

The Challenge

  • Colleges and universities have complex populations, with students, faculty, and staff whose status and roles are constantly in flux
  • These campus populations need easy access to a wide variety of cloud and on-premises tools and resources to achieve their goals
  • Providing secure access to these resources on an ongoing basis, especially as user roles frequently change, requires real-time integration with the campus Student Information System (SIS), and other authoritative data sources
  • The process of data integration and synchronization can be a manual and time-intensive task for IT teams

The Solution

Okta and N2N’s Illuminate work together to seamlessly and securely connect an institution’s students, faculty, staff, and other campus users to the applications they need.

The Illuminate platform securely transforms person data from Student Information Systems–such as Ellucian Banner, Colleague, and PowerCampus, and Oracle Peoplesoft Campus–into RESTful APIs.

These APIs integrate data in real-time with Okta’s Universal Directory, providing IT teams with needed data integration without spending additional internal resources.

These APIs integrate data in real-time with Okta’s Universal Directory, providing IT teams with needed data integration without spending additional internal resources.

N2N Illuminate integration.

 

Securely automate connections between campus populations and the apps they need

As infrastructures are becoming more complex and the need for new SaaS applications continues to rise, manually connecting SIS user data to a growing list of on-premises and cloud resources can be a considerable challenge. Okta + N2N Illuminate work together to automate the identity synchronization: keeping user information accurate and up to date across systems and automating connections to role-specific resources, so IT can securely and efficiently provision and de-provision resources within this complex environment.

Okta and N2N Illuminate make it easy to automate lifecycle management across student, faculty, and staff lifecycle events. N2N’s Illuminate is a gateway that pulls user data from an SIS system (like Ellucian’s Colleague and Banner, and Oracle’s Peoplesoft) and sends it to Okta’s Universal Directory (UD). Schools update user data on their information systems as roles change (e.g. as applicants become students and then alumni, or as a staffer changes campuses), and these changes are mirrored in UD, so access permissions automatically reflect each person’s evolving status.

 

N2N Illuminate integration.

 

The integration enables campus IT teams to set rules for users and groups within UD so Okta can automatically assign apps and entitlements based on status. Campus student information systems keep Okta’s UD up-to-date via a restful API, and Okta can then easily provision those campus users into all the relevant apps they need—including education-specific apps like Front Rush for athletics departments, Modo Campus for university apps, and Coursedog for curriculum planning, alongside all other resources connected to Okta. Even as roles change, campus users always have easy, secure access to the resources they are authorized for, whenever they need them.

Increase efficiency by automating user lifecycle management for evolving campus populations

  • Provide seamless, secure, and real-time integration between campus SIS and LMS environments with Okta to enable automatic data transfer between Okta and campus enterprise data systems
  • Connect all SaaS and on-premises solutions, and provide a dashboard for faculty, students, and staff
  • Authorize campus constituents automatically to enable their access to applications and services in real-time, while closing potential security loopholes upon departure with automated de-provisioning
  • Free-up campus IT resources by leveraging the automation made available from Okta and N2N Services Inc., and their Illuminate platform

 

N2N Illuminate integration.