Cirrus Identity quickly engaged with USI on a proof of concept project to integrate the Cirrus Bridge with the CAS authenticated Banner Student Information System. USI supports dynamic renaming of both user names and domains (student/staff). Cirrus and Okta were able to implement the business rules to support the dynamic account renaming.
After the proof of concept, Cirrus Identity provisioned the production Bridge solution with a Static-IP add-on and guided USI through the Bridge configuration with Okta. USI chose to individually transition the services to Bridge to minimize any risk with a DNS “big bang” cutover.
Within three months, USI and Cirrus Identity implemented the proof-of-concept and migrated the first services to production with Okta in preparation to implement multi-factored authentication. Additional campus services were added in the following months. The USI students, faculty and staff experienced minimal down-time and applications using the Cirrus Bridge present the same single sign-on experience as other Okta-integrated applications.