SA Department for Education selects provider for new access management portal
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SA Department for Education selects provider for new access management portal

by Freya Lucas

December 02, 2020

The South Australian Department for Education has selected Okta partners Insync Solutions to deliver a new access management portal for over 900 preschools, primary schools and secondary schools across the state, with a completion date of mid-2021.  


Okta Identity Cloud will securely manage and streamline access to essential educational applications for approximately 280,000 staff and students. Insync Solutions selected Okta to underpin the Department’s EdPass project – delivering a simplified and secure login experience to all government schools in South Australia.


“As Australian schools become increasingly digital and take steps to future-proof learning infrastructure to support their staff and students no matter the circumstances, Okta is committed to providing secure solutions that enable productivity,” said Graham Sowden, Okta General Manager, Asia Pacific. 


Staff and students in South Australia will use EdPass to “seamlessly and securely access the essential tools they need,” to support teaching and learning from anywhere. 


Delivered by Insync Solutions for the Department for Education, the new EdPass solution, powered by Okta Single Sign-On (SSO), is currently being rolled out in South Australian schools and preschools. 


Okta SSO provides the foundation to access a centralised landing page. From there, one-click access connects users to a catalogue of statewide educational apps, local school apps, departmental accounts, and local administrative accounts. This means staff and students can log in to EdPass from anywhere, on any device, using a single set of credentials.


By reducing the burden of multiple logins, Scott Bayliss, CIO, Department for Education South Australia said, disruptions to the learning experience will be minimised, saving teachers and learners time.


“It’s great to see the Okta technology being the enabler and the doorway for the EdPass project. We are extremely proud to be part of this digital transformation that will shape the way education is delivered in South Australian schools,” said Paul Williamson, Director, Insync Solutions.

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