Alabama State University selects QuickLaunch to Streamline User Lifecycle Management

Chicago, IL – July 17, 2020: Alabama State University (ASU), a public historically black university in Montgomery, Alabama selected QuickLaunch to automate user provisioning and streamline user lifecycle management. As part of this collaboration, QuickLaunch will be offering its proprietary Single Sign-On, Password Manager with MFA, Adaptive Authentication, User Self-Registration and Automated Provisioning.

Challenges

At present, students are provided access to ASU’s SIS once they create an application. When a student is accepted, matriculated and registered for classes, they are provided a campus email. Additionally, students are added to LMS because they have a course schedule in the SIS.

Faculty and staff are manually added to Active Directory once a verified contract has been signed and the Office of Technology Services is informed. The faculty is added to the LMS only if they are the instructor of record in the SIS.

ASU wanted to overcome several hurdles in better serving its students with enhanced technological services. One of those hurdles is that the institution has students, faculty and staff who have multiple roles and access levels in various technology systems. The institution now wants to streamline its processes to better serve its constituents.

Another major challenge that hindered the ability of ASU to assist its faculty, staff and students was limited budget for technology services and systems combined with a shortage of manpower. QuickLaunch came as the savior for the institution.

How QuickLaunch will help ASU to solve their challenges?

ASU hopes to significantly increase its utilization of technology in classroom through the support of QuickLaunch. QuickLaunch will not only help the institution to automate user provisioning from SIS to Active Directory/LMS, but will also help its users to login to multiple applications using a single set of credentials, self-service password reset, detect and respond to high risk logins, end practice of sending default passwords and improve overall institutional security.

Solutions Offered Single Sign-On, Password Manager with MFA, Adaptive Authentication, User Self-Registration, Automated Provisioning
Apps to be Integrated PeopleSoft, G-Suite, Blackboard, O365, GradesFirst, Edmentum

Overall, QuickLaunch will help Alabama State University to boost user productivity, enhance user experience, improve institutional security, reduce operational cost and streamline user lifecycle management. This will lead to the digitization of ASU campus.

About Alabama State University

Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Alabama, as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans. Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Alabama, is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. It offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from its historic teacher education program to its new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology and minor in international business.

About QuickLaunch

QuickLaunch is the only AI-first identity and integration platform-as-a-service (IDaaS and iPaaS) that transforms how cloud-savvy institutions and companies manage human and device authentication, authorization, access control and integration. QuickLaunch leverages AI to autodetect threats and step up authentication. More than 500 institutions such as New Mexico State University and Colorado Community College System along with companies such as Jenzabar, Unifyed, OculusIT, and BlackBeltHelp trust QuickLaunch to protect and manage over 2,000,000 identities and integration to over 3,000 applications such as Salesforce, Adobe Creative Cloud, Box, Canvas, Blackboard, G Suite and Office 365.

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