AppID brings it all together for University of Portland’s students and faculty

The University of Portland (U.P.) is a private Catholic university nestled atop Waud’s Bluff overlooking Oregon’s Willamette River. Ranked in the top ten for western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report – the university faced the same challenges as many growing organizations.

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The school’s IT department had turned to the cloud to help manage their online student and faculty services. As the number of apps they deployed continued to grow – cloud sprawl quickly became an issue.

With 5,000 students and faculty averaging 10 apps per user, managing and provisioning access had become a logistical nightmare. The IT department was using an open source Central Authentication Server (CAS) to centrally manage their apps – but with each new app they added came an additional $2,000-$5,000 in software integration fees PLUS 3-4 weeks of testing and development.

The university needed a simplified portal to tame their sprawling cloud.

Read why they chose AppID’s single sign-on portal to seamlessly integrate their cloud apps.

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