Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) used Novell Identity Manager and Novell Access Manager to create a single sign-on portal, enabling students and staff to access all of their applications and information from any location. The Novell solution keeps identity information synchronized across multiple domains and systems, and simplifies user administration by automating numerous tasks.

Overview

Located in Israel’s cultural, financial and industrial heartland, Tel Aviv University (TAU) is the largest university in Israel. It is a major center of teaching and research, comprising faculties of Engineering, Exact Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, Humanities, Law, Social Sciences, Arts and Management. Through these nine faculties, some 106 departments and 90 research institutes, TAU offers an extensive range of study programs.

Challenge

With thousands of students arriving and graduating each year, the IT department at TAU faces a significant user-management challenge. Using limited staff resources, the department must ensure that new students quickly gain access to all the systems and information they need for their academic courses, and that any changes are managed in an efficient and timely manner.

TAU wanted to automate the provisioning of users-not only students, but also academic and management staff-and to ensure that changes made in one system would automatically propagate to related systems. The University also aimed to simplify and accelerate user access to services, by providing a single sign-on portal personalized to each user’s profile.

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