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Single Sign-On Project

Santa Clara University is implementing a Single Sign-On system. Sign in just once to access apps, and use the same username/password for services like Wi-Fi.

In an effort to decrease the number of passwords required to access apps and systems across Santa Clara University, we are implementing Single Sign-On for all SCU students, faculty, and staff. You will only need one username, and one password, to access the digital services from SCU.

To make this happen, there are three parts of the Single Sign-On project that we are working on.


1. A single username and password

Every digital service needs to know who you are and wants you to supply a password to make sure it is you. With the huge number of services in use at SCU, that may mean remembering tens or more different combinations of usernames and passwords. What happens when you need to change your password? How do you keep track of all the different combinations?

The first step for single sign-on is to convert our digital services to use the same SCU Username and its password.

The applications in the list below are the services converted, that have not yet moved on to Step 2. These services aren't Single Sign-On, but at least they are linked to the same user and password.

Applications integrated to use the SCU Username and its password.
List updated: August 18, 2017.

  1. Blackboard Transact (Doors)
  2. Clara - Administrative access
  3. CUCM CallManager administration
  4. CUCM Phone setup user portal
  5. CUCM Voicemail administration
  6. CUCM Voicemail user portal
  7. DSView / KVM
  8. External MOVEit DMZ Server
  9. Google GADS
  10. Internal MOVEit DMZ Server
  11. Mailman
  12. MGate SMTP Auth
  13. Pharos (SmartPrint)
  14. Pharos Dev
  15. Phonebook
  16. SafeConnect (Wi-Fi)
  17. Service Desk Plus (Development Office)
  18. Service Desk Plus (IT HelpDesk)
  19. UCS Manager
  20. VMware vCenter
  21. VPN
  22. What's My Drive Map script (web)

2. Log in just once to access all my digital services

Are you tired of logging in to all the SCU services with a username and password a few hundred times a week, remembering which username and passwords are the right ones for each system? Even if it is the same username and password, it is not only annoying but really inefficient to have to enter it into every single system.

We are setting it up so that you only need to log in once.

This uses a technology called Shibboleth, which keeps track of the fact you have logged in, and authenticates you to all other apps as you need access. It uses the one SCU Username and consistent password. When you see the familiar SCU login screen asking for your SCU Username and password, that's Shibboleth.

Our digital services need to be modified to trust our Shibboleth system. The applications in the list below are those converted so far.

Applications integrated into Single Sign-On
List updated: August 18, 2017.

  1. Academic Works
  2. Accessible Learning
  3. Camino (Canvas)
  4. CourseAvail
  5. ePortfolio (Digication)
  6. G Suite For Education
  7. Gartner
  8. Handshake
  9. InfoEd
  10. LibProxy (EZProxy)
  11. Live Whale Calendar
  12. Maxient
  13. Panopto
  14. Point Click (Electronic Medical Records)
  15. Room Reservations
  16. Securing the Human / ACLP
  17. Slate (CRM Grad)
  18. Terminal Four
  19. Terra Dotta
  20. University Tickets
  22. Xfinity on Campus
  23. Zoom

Applications under development for integration into Single Sign-On
List updated: August 18, 2017.

  1. Concur
  2. eAccounts (Flex card top-up)
  3. eCampus
  5. IM League
  6. Symplicity
  7. Tapingo
  8. PeopleAdmin
  9. PeopleSoft Finance
  10. PeopleSoft HR


3. The MySCU Portal - A single place to find your apps

SCU support a large number of digital services. These services may have links that change, or have complicated web addresses with unique codes to ensure they authenticate against SCU for Single Sign-On.

We have created the MySCU Portal, your one-stop place to find apps and carry out other services. The MySCU Portal sits behind the login box on, and is tailored to display the services that you have access to.

Most apps in the MySCU Portal will be Single Sign-On. Once you log in to the MySCU Portal, almost all your other apps are just a single click away, without any need to sign in again.

The MySCU Portal will grow with new Tiles as the visibility and support requirements are worked out. Tiles in the MySCU Portal are the most guaranteed way to access your apps. The list below is the current apps in the MySCU Portal.

Applications integrated into the SCU Portal.
List updated: August 11, 2017.

  1. Academic Works
  2. Accessible Learning
  3. Camino
  4. CourseAvail
  5. Cowell Center
  6. Digication
  7. G Suite
  8. Gartner
  9. InfoEd
  10. Maxient
  11. Panopto
  12. Portfolium
  13. Room Reservations
  15. Slate
  16. Terminal Four CMS
  17. Terra Dotta
  19. Xfinity on Campus

Applications under development to be integrated into the SCU Portal
List updated: August 11, 2017.

  1. Concur
  2. eAccounts
  3. Handshake
  4. IM League
  5. Livewhale
  6. Symplicity
  7. Tapingo
  8. zoom


When is this all happening?

See the schedule below.

November Users migrated off Novell Complete
April Shibboleth implemented Complete
  Portal released - basic version Complete
July Servers migrated off Novell Complete
August Portal feature enhancements Complete
  17 new digital services in Portal Complete
November PeopleSoft Finance integrated into Shibboleth  
  MultiFactor authentication enabled for Finance  
  10 new digital services in Portal  
  eCampus integrated into Shibboleth  
  MultiFactor authentication available for multiple applications