Single Sign-On (SSO) for BeyondProf

Beyond the Professoriate (“Beyond Prof”) is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) incorporated in Colorado. BeyondProf provides career education and professional development to individual graduate students and PhDs, and partner with educational institutions, to prepare the next generation of scholars for careers in academia and beyond.

miniOrange provides SSO to BeyondProf using CAS(Central Authentication Service).CAS is a ticket-based single sign-on (SSO) protocol that provides users access to web applications after authentication against a central CAS Server. Its purpose is to permit a user to access multiple applications while providing their credentials (such as user id and password) only once. It also allows web applications to authenticate users without gaining access to a user’s security credentials, such as a password.

How miniOrange Provides SSO to BeyondProf :

BeyondProf Authentication Flow

One of the most important aspect of CAS is that the user credentials (more importantly the password) is never shared with the applications, which makes the authentication even more secure.

Using miniOrange IDP you can easily configure CAS as your identity provider and use it for Single Sign On(SSO).For guide regarding setting up CAS with miniOrange IDP click here.

Benefits of using miniOrange IDP with CAS server:-

  • Secure Authentication
  • CAS is Open Source
  • Easy to configure and use
  • Supports Multiple identity sources such as Database, Active Directory , LDAP
  • Supports cross-platform clients

For more information on CAS click here.

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