“New Era IT came in with a vision for the school as a whole and for the future. They ask for input from us and they are there when we need them - but there is no pressure, the decisions are up to us.”
Directory Services and User Provisioning
The holy grail in identity management is the ‘single source of truth' for user information. However, often this is not achievable and a collective or ‘aggregated source of truth' is the best that can be done. In such circumstances user provisioning and synchronisation across connected applications is critical.
New Era is able to achieve this using a number of bespoke tools that make use of well-known and well-documented standards to provision users and synchronise user data, including passwords, from any directory to target applications.
The Identity Service Bus® supports the OASIS Service Provisioning Mark-up Language (SPML 2), while DX Provisioning - New Era's user and class provisioning and data exchange mechanism for schools - supports provisioning via SIF, IMS and New Zealand SMS-LMS standard agents.