Enhance your SSO experience for Microsoft® Office 365 with QuickLaunch Identity Provider

Chicago, IL – May 25th, 2017 - Microsoft® Office 365 is one of the most popular tool deployed by maximum enterprises to access latest business applications, whether one is working from office or on the go. However, Microsoft® made an enormous move when they announced the discontinuation of all ClearPass Extension from Central Authentication Service (CAS) as an authentication protocol for Microsoft® Azure Office 365, aiming to reduce credential replay attacks and minimizing security risks.

Where many established identity providers around the world are trying to offer their clients with easy solutions, QuickLaunch has stayed ahead in the race by developing and provisioning its clients with the most secure and effective Identity Provider (IDP) platform, which comes with a built-in, highly-available, cloud based solution supporting CPS, SAML 2.0, WSFed and WSTrust protocols. It was released in April 2016 and is strongly recommended for clients, who are currently running on ClearPass Extension from CAS, to upgrade to QuickLaunch Identity Provider (IDP) to ensure they retain single sign-on functionality for Microsoft® Azure Office 365.

In addition to the Identity Provider (IDP), QuickLaunch offers an Enhanced Client Profile (ECP), a proprietary product with out-of-the-box connectors using SAML 2.0 helping to enhance a user's profile while supporting both thick and thin clients such as Outlook, Mobile, Chat and many more. It makes user authentication seamless and extremely secure.

Over the years, QuickLaunch has released multiple Single Sign-On adaptors for applications using CAS/SAML 2.0 protocols. Few of the popular adaptors are:

  • Ellucian® Banner® (SSB®, INB® & XE®)
  • Moodle®
  • Ellucian® Blackboard®
  • Oracle® SharePoint®
  • Oracle® Salesforce®
  • Oracle® Citrix®
  • Oracle® Mahara®
  • Oracle® D2L®
  • Oracle® Canvas®

About QuickLaunch

QuickLaunch is the only AI and blockchain based identity-as-a-service platform (IDaaS) that transforms how cloud-savvy institutions and companies manage human and device authentication, authorization and access control. QuickLaunch leverages AI to autodetect threats and step up authentication. QuickLaunch leverages blockchain ledger to protect identities and maintain historical access control changes for automatic compliance management. More than 100 institutions and companies such as Jenzabar, Unifyed, OculusIT, New Mexico State University, Colorado Community College System, BlackBeltHelp trust QuickLaunch to protect and manage over 2,000,000 identities and access to over 3,000 applications such as Salesforce, Adobe Creative Cloud, Box, Canvas, Blackboard, G Suite and Office 365.