Unicon Deploys Web Single Sign-On and Federated Identity Applications for the Juilliard School

Gilbert, AZ – July 31, 2013— Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting services and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, today announced that it has completed Web single sign-on and federated identity services for the Juilliard School. The institution maintains Microsoft Active Directory and wanted to extend it to a standards-based federated system for single sign-on utilizing Central Authentication Service (CAS), Shibboleth, and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) to support multiple Web applications.

“With our ongoing expansion of self-service Web tools along with a rollout of Office365 to students, staff, faculty and alumni, we at the Juilliard School decided it was time to extend our identity management capabilities,” said Tunde Giwa, Chief Technology Officer, the Juilliard School. “Not having the requisite skillset in-house to accomplish all of this, we turned to Unicon to assist our efforts. Their highly-knowledgeable engineers helped us architect an appropriate solution and provided implementation support as well as knowledge transfer to our staff.”

Unicon provided services for the CAS and Shibboleth federated identity provider. Unicon configured, installed, and branded CAS with single sign-on integrations that encompassed Ellucian’s Web Advisor, Drupal, and Atomic Learning. Juilliard also enlisted Unicon to integrate CAS, Shibboleth, and Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) with Microsoft Office 365. Unicon used best practices for updates and configuration.

About the Juilliard School
The Juilliard School was founded in 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art. It is a private conservatory offering programs through the Divisions of Dance, Drama, and Music from its campus at Lincoln Center in New York City. The School enrolls 853 students from 40 countries, with an undergraduate enrollment of 507 (2012-13). Juilliard alumni have collectively won more than 105 Grammy Awards, 62 Tony Awards, 47 Emmy Awards, 26 Bessie Awards, 24 Academy Awards, 16 Pulitzer Prizes, and 12 National Medals for the Arts. To learn more, visit http://www.juilliard.edu/.

About Unicon
Unicon, Inc. is a leading provider of IT consulting services for education technology and works with institutions and organizations to find solutions to meet business challenges. Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of identity and access management, student success and retention, mobile computing, learning management systems, portals, online video, calendaring, email, and collaboration. Unicon is a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; an InCommon Affiliate and Participant; an Industry Member of Internet2; a VMware Partner and authorized Solution Provider; a Solution Partner of Kaltura; and a Services Partner and reseller of Liferay and Zimbra. For more information, visit: www.unicon.net.
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