Unicon Completes CAS and Shibboleth Services for Vecna

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Custom IT Consulting Services for Healthcare IT Challenges

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Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source software, today announced the completion of identity and access management (IAM) services for Vecna Technologies, Inc., an innovator of patient-centric healthcare IT solutions. Vecna enlisted Unicon to complete custom consulting services for Central Authentication Service (CAS), open source web single sign-on (SSO) technology, and Shibboleth, open source federated web SSO technology.

“Vecna worked with Unicon to provide our client with the SSO authentication mechanisms required for their custom CAS deployments,” said Michael Daitzman, Director of Product Development for Patient Solutions at Vecna. “While this work was done with a specific customer in mind, it was done in a way that would scale across our platform. As a result, millions of patients worldwide will have convenient access to our online self-service platform.”

Each of Vecna’s clients uses a different, customized deployment of CAS. Vecna enlisted Unicon to help integrate SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) with these custom deployments of CAS. Unicon assisted Vecna in configuring the SAML authentication handler so that each client’s CAS deployment would properly integrate with their SAML Identity Provider (IdP). Unicon used a Shibboleth IdP for testing these integrations. Services included CAS and Shibboleth IdP installation and configuration; SAML/ CAS integrations; and the extension of Vecna’s CAS environment to support third-party SAML authentication.

To learn more about Unicon’s services for identity and access management, please visit http://www.unicon.net/iam.

About Vecna
Vecna’s mission is to empower humanity through transformative technology. Vecna provides innovative robotics and IT solutions for education, healthcare, hospitality, logistics, and enterprise business. Vecna delivers better technology to realize a better world for all. Learn more: vecna.com.

About Unicon
Unicon, Inc. is a leading provider of IT consulting, services, and support for education technology and works with institutions and organizations to find solutions to meet business challenges. Unicon specializes in using open source technologies to deliver flexible and cost-effective systems in the areas of identity and access management, student success, mobile computing, learning management systems, learning analytics, portals, web content management, and online video. Unicon is a Commercial Affiliate of the Apereo Foundation; an InCommon Affiliate and Participant; an Industry Member of Internet2; an Affiliate Member of IMS Global Learning Consortium; an Advanced Consulting Partner in the Amazon Web Services Partner Network; a Pantheon Gold Partner; and a Solution Partner of Kaltura. For more information, visit: http://www.unicon.net.

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