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Edmonton Public Library becomes first public institution in Alberta to offer eduroam

This summer, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) became the first non-post-secondary education institution in Alberta to offer eduroam, a world-wide roaming internet access service. This means any staff or students from an eduroam-connected institution — such as NAIT, the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and Concordia University of Edmonton — who have eduroam set up …

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Looking To Protect Your Students’ Data? Start With Their Login Accounts

Protecting children’s privacy online is a top-of-mind concern for educators. But for the IT administrators tasked with this job, the “hows” of doing so can be complex and multi-faceted. One good place to start is through managing the online accounts that students create to access their learning tools (such as G Suite for Education, Adobe, …

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Securing Alberta Students’ Online Identities

An online platform that helps staff and students at K-12 schools to safely and easily access third-party learning services is now available to Alberta education authorities. Pika is the first Alberta-based “federated identity management” solution to be dedicated to educators, and the only one in Canada that is offered to K-12 school districts. As well …

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OpenConext Deployment: Part #3

By Andrew Klaus, former security advisor, Cybera In part two, I explained how to create the repository for configuration management, and deploy infrastructure to support the OpenConext platform. In this part, I’ll be covering how to prepare the Ansible environment, install OpenConext, and test if the installation was successful. Prerequisites Ansible and other dependencies need …

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OpenConext Deployment: Part #2

By Andrew Klaus, former security advisor, Cybera In part one, I talked about what myUnifiED is and the various tools Cybera has used to deploy it. In this post, I’ll be covering how to create the repository for configuration management, and deploy infrastructure to support the OpenConext platform. To keep things simple, I’ll only create …

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OpenConext Deployment: Part #1

By Andrew Klaus, former security advisor, Cybera Cybera is working on a two year pilot to create an Identity Federation for K-12 schools in Alberta, called myUnifiED. This Identity Federation will use OpenConext, an open source hub and spoke federation platform, as the technical solution. In this three part blog series, I will detail the …

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