District automates account management, registration process

By Laura Devaney
August 7th, 2015

UMRA allows for automated account management including the process of managing Google Apps accounts

account-managementTools4ever, a provider of identity and access management (IdM/IAM) solutions, announced today that Culver City Unified School District in Calif. has implemented User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA) and Password Synchronization Manager (PSM).

Prior to implementing these Tools4ever products, the district’s IT leadership was charged with manually creating and managing student, staff and parent accounts for the thousands who needed to access its systems, which was time consuming and extremely inefficient process.

Tools4ever’s UMRA now allows Culver City USD to automate its entire account management process so that no manual action is required. When a new student begins at the district, his or her information is simply entered into the student information system and UMRA automatically creates an Active Directory account and a Google Apps account and places them in the appropriate groups, and any other parameters that Culver City USD has set.

In the summer of 2014, district leadership made the decision to implement Google Apps for all of its staff and students in an effort to enhance the learning experience. They quickly realized that this would be a tremendous undertaking and needed to find a solution that allowed for the automation of this process.

Robert Quinn, technology director at Culver City Unified School District said, “UMRA has been a huge life saver for me. It probably has saved hours of my work schedule every week. It has been great working with Tools4ever. They are always friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to help. I never felt pressured in anyway, no matter how often I needed help with our projects.”

Tools4ever provides a variety of identity and access management solutions for educational entities, as well as student information system integration and data synchronization solutions, to more than 650 educational entities throughout North America, including school districts, colleges, universities and technical institutions. For more information about how Tools4ever serves the education sector, visit

To learn more about Culver City USD’s move to an automated identity and access management solution, visit:

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura