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OmniUpdate Now Offering Shibboleth® as a Single Sign-on Option

Shibboleth Provides Privacy and Protection for Individuals Accessing Higher Ed Online Resources


Camarillo, CAAugust 15, 2011 — OmniUpdate, the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education, has announced the availability of the Shibboleth® System as a single sign-on remote authentication option for their OU Campus™ web CMS customers. The single sign-on process saves users time by requiring them to log in just once to have access to all supported applications. OU Campus already integrates with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Active Directory (AD), and single sign-on via Central Authentication Service (CAS).

Shibboleth is a standards-based, open source software package for web single sign-on across or within organizational boundaries. It allows sites to make informed authorization decisions for individual access of protected online resources in a privacy-preserving manner. Using Shibboleth-enabled access simplifies management of identity and permissions for organizations supporting users and applications. Shibboleth is developed in an open and participatory environment, is freely available, and is released under the Apache Software License.

Shibboleth is used by many higher education institutions around the country, as well as many government and nonprofit laboratories, research centers, and agencies. Lance Merker, President and CEO of OmniUpdate, stated, "The Shibboleth option makes the decision to implement OU Campus more appealing to those higher education institutions already using, or wishing to use, this single sign-on approach. Whether an organization uses Shibboleth or some other trusted framework for individual privacy and protection, OmniUpdate is committed to working closely with our customers to make system integration seamless."

About OmniUpdate, Inc.
OmniUpdate is the leading web content management system (CMS) provider for higher education. OmniUpdate's enterprise web CMS, OU Campus™, empowers institutions to effectively manage and enhance their web presence and take advantage of the latest web and mobile technologies. OU Campus is secure and scalable, offering a complete feature set, extensible tools, and deployment flexibility supported by exceptional customer service and extensive community resources. More than 550 college and university websites are managed using OU Campus.

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