The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is pleased to announce the successful integration of the Identity and Access Management (IAM) Service with the Home Base suite of applications. This system provides single sign-on to PowerSchool, SchoolNet, OpenClass, NCEES, and Canvas (for those LEAs and Charter Schools who have adopted and integrated Canvas with the IAM Service).
IAM Service Updates
Some new information is available under the Statistics page (under Resources) that shows the progress of County/City districts and Charter Schools. The percentages reflect how many LEAs or Charter Schools have claimed at least one account in the IAM Service. It should also be a reflection of who has accessed the IAM Service and who has not.
The period from November 24-June 30, 2015 provides an ideal window for all of North Carolina’s K-12 staff and students to access their NCEdCloud IAM Service accounts and familiarize themselves with the service. In order to maximize efficiencies and minimize disruptions come July, it will be ideal if the majority of teachers and students login to the service prior to July 2015. Please check out the FAQ for more information.
After End of Year processes are complete in early July 2015, Home Base applications will be integrated with the IAM Service. Planned IAM Service integrations include PowerSchool, Schoolnet, Educator Effectiveness System (TNL) and OpenClass. As additional Home Base applications come online, they will be integrated with the IAM Service based on priority of importance to users. From now until July 2015, K-12 users will continue to access Home Base applications with their current Home Base logins.
Recording of the Friday October 31, 2014 Webinar on The End User Experience with the IAM Service. This webinar, presented by Kris Hawxhurst of Identity Automation and Steve Thorpe of MCNC, provides a nice opportunity to learn more about the end-user experience when using applications integrated with the NCEdCloud IAM Service. This webinar clearly demonstrates the Single Sign-On experience for users as well.
We hope you all had a good holiday break and that the New Year is going well. Below are a few updates about the NCEdCloud IAM Service. We are currently in the Deployment Phase for Early Adopters.
NCEdCloud IAM Service Production Environment Running
Today, our team started the onboarding process for the IAM Service with select early adopters. The process of onboarding LEAs and Charter Schools begins with an evaluation of their readiness to use the NCEdCloud IAM Service. This process consists of a self-review of user data for accuracy and completeness and the selection of available target applications that districts are licensed to use. The LEA or Charter must also provide authorization to release user data to target applications and identify personnel who will serve in key roles.