Introducing OneSync: Next Generation Account Provisioning
School IT Teams Have Greater Capacity to Manage Microsoft and Google Directories
May 22, 2018 – Clifton, NJ – ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, and learning resource analytics, announced the release of OneSync during IMS Global’s Learning Impact Leadership Institute. OneSync is a comprehensive account provisioning platform designed to streamline the synchronization between disparate data systems faculty and student directories. ClassLink, already considered the most expansive and inclusive single sign-on platform in education, has introduced a unique provisioning tool that is transforming the way schools manage directories.
Clay County Public Schools (FL), one of the most innovative and forward-thinking districts when it comes to technology adoption, was one of the first school districts in the country to adopt OneSync. Ethan Caren, Technology Services Coordinator at the district, applauded ClassLink for introducing the solution, “OneSync is a robust and effective directory management product that is pleasing to the eye and easy to use, backed by a knowledgeable staff of folks who embody a culture of customer service. OneSync standardizes for us what was previously handled by duplicated manual processes and scripting, which will save us hours of manual work and headaches.”
OneSync serves as a hub that connects any number of data sources, including student information, finance, HR, and OneRoster® databases, to one or multiple directories, including Microsoft Active Directory, Azure/O365, and Google. OneSync not only automates account provisioning, but it also provides bidirectional account syncing, enabling schools to maintain accurate reports and quickly and securely eliminate old or out of date accounts from their directory.
Coupled with ClassLink RosterServer, which leverages OneRoster® from IMS Global Learning, schools can now seamlessly provision Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams simultaneously, something no platform could provide until now.
ClassLink CEO, Berj Akian, cited the company’s millions of users as being instrumental in ClassLink’s decision to launch OneSync, sharing, “Given that our single sign-on and rostering platforms have been key drivers of digital learning utilization for millions, we recognized the expanded burden such growth places on school IT teams to manage directories.” Akian continued, “With that in mind, we needed to bring our customers a system that went beyond today’s provisioning tools, which are already failing to meet demand, and bring a platform that was not only scalable enough to handle millions of accounts but sophisticated enough to handle the increasingly complex realities of account provisioning.”
Building on its legacy as the CODIE Award Winner for Best K-12 Enterprise Solution, ClassLink is again a finalist in five categories and enjoys support from partners, including Microsoft, Google, and hundreds of other providers that recognize the company’s critical role in enabling access to digital learning.
With more than 5,000 single sign-on connectors and extensive use of open technology standards, ClassLink is the most inclusive single sign-on platform in education today. The award-winning technology is accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, making ClassLink the ideal solution for 1 to 1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. ClassLink Roster Server easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. ClassLink Analytics gives leaders the usage data they need to make informed decisions. ClassLink OneSync streamlines account provisioning and account management for IT teams.