QuickLaunch Announces that with QuickLaunch IDP and QuickLaunch SSO v4 Prebuilt Adaptors for Banner® 8/XE, Ellucian® Banner® Customers No Longer Require EIS

Chicago, IL – Aug 18th, 2016 - QuickLaunch Platform, a leading Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider of Single Sign-On, announces the release of QuickLaunch IDP which provides federation support for various protocols including CAS, SAML2.0, WS-Federation, Open ID and Open AM, thus eliminating the need for Ellucian clients to deploy, manage and maintain Ellucian® EIS.

QuickLaunch SSO’s prebuilt adaptors also eliminate the need for Ellucian® Banner® customers to develop, manage and maintain single sign-on integration to Banner® 8 INB, Banner® 8 SSB, Banner® XE and other third party enterprise applications including Office365®, Gmail®, Blackboard®, Canvas® and Moodle®..

“Currently, we understand that Ellucian® is recommending clients adopt Ellucian® EIS and purporting it to be a full-service SSO solution,” said Neeraj Kainth, CEO, QuickLaunch. “What clients are not being told is that they would need to deploy and manage CAS and Ellucian® EIS; CASify or SAMLize all third party applications for SSO; and then manage those SSO integrations on their own. Clients also don’t realize that they are introducing single points of failure as CAS is typically not implemented in a highly-available or clustered architecture. It is important for our clients to know that with LookingGlass and QuickLaunch they already have what they need to achieve SSO to all their services, including Banner® 8 and Banner® XE.”


What is QuickLaunch IDP?

The QuickLaunch IDP is a cloud-based, self-service identity provider which supports various protocols including SAML2, CAS, WS-Federation, Open AM and Open ID to achieve single authentication across all the backend systems. QuickLaunch IDP comes with a built-in, highly-available identity provider eliminating the need of having an onsite Shibboleth or CAS environment.


Major Features

  • Institution Specific Branding:
    • Institution’s admin can easily brand their QuickLaunch using self-service branding UI.
  • Out-of-box SSO Adaptors for 200+ Apps:
    • QuickLaunch comes preloaded with various ERP, SIS, LMS & E-mail apps.
  • Self-Service Admin Interface:
    • Cloud-based, self-service admin interface to customize, manage and create your own SSO apps.

Prebuilt Adaptor for Banner® 8 (SSB & INB) & Banner® XE

In lieu of deploying EIS (Ellucian® Identity Service) along with having to manage and maintain an on-premise CAS deployment, clients can now use the QuickLaunch IDP which has prebuilt adaptors for both Banner® 8 (SSB & INB) and Banner® XE.

QuickLaunch is currently supporting many institutions who are running both Banner® 8 and Banner® XE in parallel using application navigator along with providing SSO to other federated applications including Canvas®, Moodle®, Blackboard®, O365®, Gmail®.


QuickLaunch SSO Adaptors for Banner® 8 and XE are available at NO COST

Various schools have selected QuickLaunch as their preferred partner instead of having to implement and maintain both EIS as well as an onsite CAS install as QuickLaunch out-of-the-box comes with a highly available cloud based Identity provider. Institutions can leverage either CPS (CAS Protocol Server) or SAML2 integration for integrating Banner® XE and can continue to using CPS for their existing Banner® 8 components.


Develop Once, Deploy Everywhere

QuickLaunch SSO exposes its SSO apps as JSON RESTful Web Services. This allows QuickLaunch SSO apps to be interoperable with – LookingGlass CMS, LookingGlass Portal and Kryptos Mobile.


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.

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