@vikpaw forgot to add SIM.net Partnership exchange is built on SIF.
SIF implementations were originally being lead by LAs for vertical reporting and LA wide learning platform integration and not from a school horizontal integration point of view. this is changing.
LA SIF infrastructures cover 40% and LA independent SIF cover infrastructures are able to cover 100%.
If an application already has an API then SIF enabling is straight forward. We SIF enabled Oliver in 10 days by using their API.
To be more accurate its based on SIF. We had to make some changes to the way SIF exchanged messages.
PhilNeal I would still class it as SIF.
Yes you have implemented a message broker to handle multiple providers (schools) within the same zones but it use the same data model and infrastructure specification as other implementations.
GREED (18th February 2013)
It just seems like adding a whole level of complexity in the management process, which is fine if that's what is needed. I'm just wondering if the base is there in the current offerings.
Just been looking at Google Authenticator, I use it but didn't realize you can add it to your own servers.
TheScarfedOne (17th February 2013)
WOW can you. I have used that for ages on my phone.Just been looking at Google Authenticator, I use it but didn't realize you can add it to your own servers.
We've postponed using Google Authenticator on Agora as it doesn't force disconnection on publicly available terminals. ( I should add that I'm out of my depth on this)
That's my understanding.
I'm interested in this as we plan to roll out iPads to staff next year, and it's something they should all have to hand.
Last edited by vikpaw; 17th February 2013 at 11:20 AM.
I'll check but the problem was we couldn't force a disconnect.
Taken a differen't tack with this built our own remote access solution around RDP.
SSL web server only exccepts SSL traffic.
SSL Tunnel sort of to from web Server to PC RDP connection Small Service on PC's to control this.
Students and Staff can access PC on the Network.
We have about 10 PC or Virtual PC's constantly on someone logs on one boots up someone logs off one shuts down automated.
Can't access MIS systems without Encrypted key (Encrypted code) on memory stick or PC\laptop, can't copy this key anywhere as it is coded in a specific way automatically when setup so to access MIS system Encrypted Key and Username and Password so Dual Factor for MIS, this is Seamless to user as they just click the app this loads up the logon web page and does the authentication then the logon with their username and password.
Can set this to Disconnect the session when you want if not in use so 1 minute or whatever you like as this is set against resources (PC's) can set MIS systems to 1 minute others to 5 or what you like.
Someone loses the Laptop or USB can't get in unless they also have staff username and password if they try to guess both key and User get disabled after so many tries.
Has logging and a lot of other features built in as well as other Security features.
Just interested if anyone can see issues with the above and to other things that we may need to build in or take account of.
@vikpaw I think I know what you mean by third party access but this is all done internally so things like communication between SIM's and Insight automatically is done internally as this is hosted on site as is anything like this as it is all hosted internally, then with Insight Staff, Students and Parents access this over SSL as are all our web solutions I run penetration tests on anything web facing and so do the LEA using external company I think and I get a report from them after these have been run.
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