Auth0 Universal Login Provides Value in the Form of Security and Data
With the AstrumU™ platform setup, students can login to access their data, career pathways, and opportunities. In addition, advisors and employers can login to the platform for student records and to see how students are progressing towards a specific opportunity.
A key component of AstrumU™’s use case has been Universal Login, a feature that allows them to authenticate students, advisors, and employers through whatever login protocol they are using. “For students, we can use their SAML/Shibboleth, or ADFS. For companies, we predominantly use their ADFS, or Gmail for smaller organizations,” says Moran.
AstrumU™ also uses Universal Login to gather telemetry data for each session. Multiple data points are bundled into logs containing user behavior insights, such as time, date, and location, that improve governance and security.
“Universal Login allows us to track user sessions from the start to the exit of each user session very, very confidently,” says Moran. “That can’t be understated. We've got multiple data points and multiple tokens that all coalesce around one path through our application. From a security standpoint, that is key for the success of governance.”
And as a data-driven organization, Pedersen adds the telemetry points are valuable from a data science perspective. “Telemetric data brings context to the experience,” he explains. “It can inform your understanding of not only the way students use the application, but also potentially the way that the pathways are meaningful to them.”
“Universal Login allows us to track user sessions from the start to the exit of each user session very, very confidently.”
Phill MoranDevSecOps Lead