The University of Notre Dame utilized the Cirrus Identity Bridge solution to fill the gaps with Okta. This allowed them to quickly implement and begin yielding legacy infrastructure and support savings.
The Cirrus Federation Bridge supports multi-lateral federations required by InCommon and eduGAIN, allowing Notre Dame to migrate to Okta and still maintain access to InCommon services.
The Cirrus CAS Bridge enabled SSO via Okta to over 100 CAS-enabled applications so that Notre Dame could expedite their implementation to make Okta for their Identity Provider.
The Bridge service maps attributes (first name, last name and eduPersonPrincipalName) from Notre Dame’s Okta instance into the format expected by InCommon and CAS applications.
From a technical perspective, the Bridge acts as an Identity Provider to Service Providers in InCommon and as a Service Provider to Okta at Notre Dame.
Cirrus provided expert guidance and over 150 Service Provider integrations were configured and tested over a few months. The actual migration was handled via a simple DNS change on the cutover weekend.