9STAR RESEARCH announced that their flagship ActiveShareFS 2007 software solution has been deployed by the University of Texas System as the open standards Single Sign-On (SSO) solution for their Campus SharePoint 2007 infrastructure.

ActiveShareFS 2007 (or ActiveShare Federation Service 2007 or ASFS 2007) is a software drop-in solution for enabling secure single sign-on in Microsoft SharePoint 2007 server using open standards such as Shibboleth and SAML. SAML is the Security Assertion Markup Language.

The University of Texas System deployed the ActiveShareFS 2007 software solution with their Microsoft SharePoint 2007 platform to enable secure seamless collaboration among thousands of students, staff and faculty members from the 15 member campuses spread across the state of Texas. The use of ActiveShareFS 2007 helps University of Texas System achieve reduced helpdesk and SharePoint administration costs involved in creating and managing SharePoint user accounts from 15 member institutions. The University of Texas System SharePoint administrators no longer have to manage user credentials and passwords for users from member campuses, which helps streamline their cost and potential liabilities. In addition, users from each of the 15 Campuses now sign-in to the UT System SharePoint 2007 sites using their local Campus provided credentials and achieve single sign-on. Improved and seamless user experience is preserved!

ActiveShareFS 2007 enables secure external authentication in SharePoint 2007 using Shibboleth and SAML standards and automatically provisions users from trusted external partner institutions based on configured business rules. As a result, only trusted users from trusted partner organizations are provisioned and given appropriate level of access to secure parts of the SharePoint server.

ActiveShareFS 2007 is a Microsoft ASP.NET compliant drop-in software solution for enabling single sign-on and automated account provisioning in existing Microsoft SharePoint 2007 server.

ActiveShareFS 2007 is deployed worldwide in higher education, government, healthcare, energy, defense, homeland security and commercial markets helping customers achieve maximum returns on their Microsoft SharePoint 2007 investments.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Provision users automatically in SharePoint 2007 based on business rules
  • Role, Username and Entitlement based access management
  • Mapping of allowed users to SharePoint Groups automatically
  • Configure external SAML Identity Provider for secure external authentication
  • Use Shibboleth as external authentication provider
  • Automatic synchronization of external user information with their SharePoint profiles
  • Supports Microsoft Office Client integration and WebDAV
  • Open standards compliant solution: SAML 2 and SAML 1.1

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