Kansas City Art Institute selects QuickLaunch to Streamline User Lifecycle Management

Chicago, IL – June 16, 2020: Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), a private, independent, four-year college in Kansas City, Missouri selects QuickLaunch as its identity partner. As part of this collaboration, QuickLaunch will be offering its IDP, Single Sign-On, Password Manager with MFA, Adaptive Authentication, User Self-Registration, Automated Provisioning and Mobile App.

Challenges

KCAI has a small IT staff. They were committed to moving more services to the cloud. Being a small private art school with limited budgets, doing so increased the annual licensing and maintenance costs. The institution has a local SSO server which provides access to a couple of external remote resources. They use single password for most of the accounts in use by the students, but the means by which they do so varies.

KCAI was looking for a vendor to provide a unified login experience to all their applications such as Jenzabar, Office 365, Gmail and more. Moreover, they were looking to unify login and password management systems for all its users with and intention to improve institutional security and reduce operational costs.

Solutions Offered

Single Sign-On will allow the users (students, staff and faculty) to login to multiple applications using a single set of credentials without switching between different screens. This will solve the problem of remembering multiple credentials for institution-wide applications

Password Manager with MFA will allow the users to reset passwords without the intervention of IT help desk. This means no long waiting queues at help desk for getting password reset. Users can use multiple factors such as email, SMS and security questions to reset lost/forgotten passwords. This will not only boost user productivity but will also free up IT help desk for other critical tasks.

Adaptive Authentication will prompt MFA to a user if the system detects unusual login activity. The user has to verify his identity before login. IT admins and user will be notified in case any suspicious activity is detected.

User Self-Registration will help first time user to login to the system and complete security profile in order to create password. This will end the practice of sending default passwords to new users joining the institution.

Automated Provisioning will help the institution to remove custom scripts and automate user onboarding. The new users joining the institution can be provisioned instantly and assigned different permissions within the system based on different user groups.

Mobile App will provide a web like login experience to the users. Moreover, the users will be able to reset their password from phone.

Overall, QuickLaunch will help Kansas City Art Institute 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 KCAO campus.

About Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) is a privately held, independent, four-year college of fine arts and design established in 1885 in Kansas City, Missouri. The college is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

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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