First, Cirrus worked with the Canadian Access Federation (CAF) and the Canadian Microsoft teams to establish a registration for Cégep de Trois-Rivières with CAF. Now that Cirrus has established the first customer registration with the CAF, future integrations for other Canadian higher education institutions will be streamlined.
Cirrus and Cégep de Trois-Rivières then identified the attributes to assert for authentication with Compiliatio and navigated the France Connect (France Access Federation) and InCommon attribute usage to support multi-federation integrations.
The Cirrus Bridge was easily configured in Azure AD and the faculty can access Compiliatio by entering their Cégep de Trois-Rivières account and password in the AzureAD login screen they are accustomed to seeing. No end user training was required.
After the Bridge was implemented, Cégep de Trois-Rivières administrators were able to quickly configure MFA and new conditional access in AzureAD. This was used to enforce a requirement that all users must be in Canada for access to login. The requirement was easily implemented since all SPs are behind the Cirrus Bridge and managed through AzureAD. The Cégep de Trois-Rivières team is now in a good position to address future security requirements and utilize dynamic monitoring for all services/applications - including those provided through CAF/eduGAIN.