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Press Release: New seamless sign-in software launches for schools

Impero has launched a new identity management product that manages online password usage in schools. YouID Access is the first ever tool that enables seamless sign in to password protected web resources using a single login.

Impero, the UK’s leading classroom and network management solution provider, is constantly innovating to ensure it pre-empts and reacts quickly to the everyday challenges faced by teachers; its YouID Access solution is a direct response to the rise of cloud computing across the education sector.

The cloud has given schools access to the latest innovative learning and management tools, but with so many now in use, from YouTube, Office365, and Google Apps, to Moodle, and Drupal, schools have never before had to securely manage so many passwords. YouID Access enables teachers and pupils to seamlessly sign in just once in order to access every online platform, from any location, to support their online learning.

Jonathan Valentine, CEO and founder of Impero, comments: “Single Sign On platforms administer one login, but still require the user to log into each separate cloud service.

“We have taken single sign on one step further and developed Seamless Sign In – teachers, students and network managers can securely access all of their web resources using a onetime login. It’s faster, more secure, and more efficient – it saves network managers time and reduces the admin burden on teachers in the classroom.”

Account provisioning is also automated, meaning network managers save valuable time, previously wasted on laborious, administrative tasks such as creating accounts for new starters at the beginning of each school year and empowering students with the YouID Access Self Service Password Reset feature.

Valentine continues: “Online resources now play a vital role in education, but their use also raises concerns about data security and the time required to manage them. A seamless sign in tool like YouID Access, which consolidates all the login details used for cloud systems into one secure portal, overcomes both of these issues.”

Commenting on YouID, Shafique Fazal, vice principal of Arnold Hill Academy says: “Cloud-based applications are fantastic for digital learning, but sometimes the logistics of remembering and entering multiple passwords prevents young people from learning. I said very early on that YouID Access would transform learning for us and I am confident that it will. It saves time, enhances learning and reduces costs.”

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