CLOUDWORK® IDENTITY MANAGER


Cloudwork is an automated system of indentity access management which securely integrates most well-known education applications. Cloudwork also enhances school communities, because it benefits all aspects of school life. Privacy and security are priorities in Cloudwork's design, so it also helps schools easily meet their regulatory obligations. Cloudwork's flexibility derives from a single identity solution which integrates access credentials and education applications, which enhances school functioning in four ways.
  1. Cloudwork Builds School Community
    Cloudwork builds the school community through identity. Many online facilities force schools to use login pages displaying their their own branding. Would you replace your school's name and badge at the main gates with a product supplier's? Unlikely! But that's what's happening to your online presence with provider-branded facilities. Cloudwork lets you display your school's own proudly-defined identity on our services, building the school community.
  2. Cloudwork Supports Parent-Friendly Access
    Parent accounts are important in building a school community, but they can sometimes be a demand on support staff. Cloudwork eases that burden by allowing parents to use their own email address as their login username for school portals. It also provides an easy password reset function, so parents can self-manage their own access to school facilities, which also improves their user experience and connection to the school.
  3. Cloudwork Fulfils Privacy Obligations
    Cloudwork helps schools meet their regulatory requirements, as the Australian Privacy Principals are fundamental to its design. The software uses SAML, the open data standard for securely exchanging authentication and authorization data. Cloudwork's single sign-on capability reduces the risks of accessing online facilities with multiple credentials, and full logging of access data provides schools with legally auditable records in cases of misuse.
  4. Cloudwork Controls Cloud Services
    Cloudwork lets school IT staff maintain control of the many cloud services now in use. Logging data is presented with a convenient graphical interface, so staff know who is using school facilities and in what manner. Cloudwork synchronises identity data from school management systems, accounts, class list groups and shared contacts using international standard formats. Updates are automated but always remain under IT staff control.

What Services Does Cloudwork Support?

Cloudwork provides access to a vast range of well-known educational services in the fields of school management systems, content and learning management systems, cloud services, library systems and other teacher resources. Those that have been integrated with automated access are specifically badged as Cloudwork Compatible. Cloudwork also provides:
  • Universal password: single password login for multiple cloud and local services.
  • Account provisioning, with Google account creation, auto-transfer of archive, inbox and contacts, and calendar support.
  • BYOD multi-device support, with flexible support for desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobiles.
  • Account maintenance, with single accounts for multiple services, and automatic account maintenance from local network credentials.

Cloudwork International Standards

Cloudwork Compatible services are accessed via SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language), the open standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties. Cloudwork school systems are accessed via the following standard mechanisms:
  • SIF (Systems Interoperability Framework)
  • LISS (Lightweight Interoperability Standard for Schools)
  • XML-RPC (XML Remote Procedure Call)
  • Ed-Fi Alliance
  • LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol)
  • CVS (Comma Separated Variable files)
  • Cloudwork supports all popular directory systems including Active Directory, and is compatible with widely-used school management systems such as Synergetic, iWise, iGloo, and Edumate.