EDUCOM Co., Ltd.
Integrated school affairs support system “EDUCOM Manager C4th” supports single sign-on with SAML authentication for cloud computing of school affairs
EDUCOM Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Aichi Prefecture / Tokyo, CEO and COO: Taihei Kobayashi, hereinafter referred to as EDUCOM), which provides school support systems to elementary, junior high and high schools nationwide, will start integrated school affairs in November 2022. The support system (*1) “EDUCOM Manager C4th (hereafter C4th)” supports single sign-on (hereafter SSO) (*3) using SAML authentication (*2). With this support, you will be able to seamlessly log in to C4th with one-time authentication using the account information registered with Google Workspace/Manabi Pocket/ID Authentication Service (Mito). In the future, we plan to gradually expand the range of systems that support SSO.
At the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and
Technology’s “Expert Meeting on the Informatization of School Affairs under the GIGA School Concept”, teachers’ work style reforms and learning data will be used to realize next-generation school affairs DX. From the viewpoint of linking school affairs data, it is desirable to move the school affairs support system to the cloud. It is also important to ensure both convenience and security when moving to the cloud.
C4th is an integrated school affairs support system (*4 )is. With the SSO support for SAML authentication on C4th this time, you will be able to seamlessly log in to C4th, and you can also improve the security level by using two-step authentication options such as Google Workspace and the integrated authentication service of Manabi Pocket. You can expect it. In addition, since there is no need to manage IDs and passwords for multiple systems, it not only strengthens security, but also eliminates the complexity of account management at schools.
In addition, C4th implements a “student account management” function that allows you to manage the account information of students used in various systems such as Google. In the future, along with SSO support, we plan to release a function that automatically links these account information managed on C4th with various systems via API (*5). As a result, we believe that it will be possible to reduce the burden and cost of day-to-day account management for students, as well as when updating the school year.
EDUCOM will continue to strive to develop and provide next-generation school support systems that can contribute to streamlining school affairs and improving the quality of education by strengthening system security and improving convenience.
(*1) The integrated school affairs support system includes academic affairs (grade processing, attendance confirmation, number of hours, etc.), health care (medical examination slips, infirmary management, etc.), student records such as guidance notes, and school
administrative work. A system with integrated functions such as (*2) SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is an XML-based standard for user authentication between different Internet domains. (*3) Single Sign On is a mechanism that enables the use of multiple systems such as applications and cloud services with a single user authentication.
(*4) EDUCOM research (as of October 2022)
(*5) Abbreviation for “Application Programming Interface”. A general term for specifications or interfaces for using OS functions from software, and a mechanism for connecting different software and applications.
◆ About “Google Workspace”
Please refer to the official website for details.
About NTT Communications Corporation “Manabi Pocket”
“Manabi Pocket” is a cloud-based education platform provided by NTT Com, where each child, student, and teacher has an account and can use various services (school affairs support system, learning content, MEXCBT, etc.) that work together. .
By using Manabi Pocket’s integrated authentication service, you will be able to access Manabi Pocket via the Internet and perform SSO from Manabi Pocket to C4th. The integrated authentication service provides the multi-factor authentication function and risk-based authentication function required by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s “Guidelines for Educational Information Security Policy (March 2020)”.
◆ About INTEC Co., Ltd. “ID Authentication Service (Mitsunin)” URL: https://www.einswave.jp/service/id_management/ninto/
“ID Authentication Service (Ainjin)” is a cloud-based authentication infrastructure service that can collectively manage ID authentication for multiple cloud services.
It is used by service providers who develop cloud services and information system departments of companies who promote the use of cloud services.
◆ About EDUCOM Manager C4th
“EDUCOM Manager C4th” is an integrated school affairs support system that EDUCOM provides in the cloud or on-premises, helping teachers improve the efficiency of school affairs for elementary and junior high schools nationwide. It is an integrated school affairs support system with the No. 1 market share, used by about 10,000 elementary and junior high schools in about 500 municipalities nationwide. In addition, SSO support by SAML authentication and student account management function may or may not be available depending on the server configuration and the functions you are using.
.co.jp/swas/index.php?frame=shiryou) or contact your EDUCOM
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