Presentation on theme: ">> Fronter Helsinki, April 8 th, 2008 Aleksander Pettersen."— Presentation transcript:
>> Fronter Helsinki, April 8 th, 2008 Aleksander Pettersen
The Fronter Company Founded in 1998 –45 employees in Norway (90 in total) –12 countries K12 (approx 3000) Higher Education (approx 100) Biggest learning platform in Europe! "European Seal of Excellence" Gold winner in 2006 and 2004
Fronter installations Helsinki StockholmOsloCopenhagen Den Haag London > 1 Million.
90 web based tools
LAMP Technology: Linux Apache MySQL PHP Hosting partner: USIT – University of Oslo
Fronter Open Learning Platform IMS ePortfolio IMS Content Packaging IMS Enterprise IMS Enterprise Services IMS Question & Test IMS Tools &Interoperability API Fronter complies with BECTAs functional and technical requirem ents SRU / SRW SIF (Schools Interoperability Framework) SAML / (Shibboleth)
Roll out of Fronter In UK only: Approx. 30 new schools every week. All schools need training All schools need MIS-integration All schools need a Single Sign On solution
MIS-Integration IMS Enterprise IMS Enterprise Services SIF (Schools Interoperability Service) Fronter Specific Import Single Sign On and Authentication solutions Customer specific SSO Fronter SSO Shibboleth FEIDE
Shibboleth Fronter has joined the LGFLaai federation as: Identity Provider and Service Provider Will join the uk access management federation shortly.
Shibboleth and IDP Requirements : Two way integrations with MIS Shibboleth Challenges: No unique identifier in the UK Very few schools and Local Authorities with their own LDAP. Solution: Fronter UAS (User Administrative System) Direct integration with all MIS Act as the IDP The Fronter installations acts as SP
FEIDE TODAY: ldap authentication Moria-authentication will be fully supported by Fronter in 2008 One issue: Fronters Client (imap)