The open source Central Authentication Service (CAS) creates a secure way for users to access multiple services with an enterprise Single Sign-On. CAS has gained wide adoption within higher education institutions and corporations for enterprise authentication. Whatever the goal of CAS deployment, whether a client decides to host on-premises or in the cloud, OculusIT can provide the expertise required to give the confidence that comes with a professional implementation.

The Central Authentication Service (CAS) is a Single Sign-On protocol for the web. Its purpose is to permit a user to access multiple applications while providing their credentials (such as user ID and password) only once. It also allows web applications to authenticate users without gaining access to a user’s security credentials, such as a password.

OculusIT offers integration consulting to assist with conversion of applications on a variety of web platforms to use CAS for authentication. OculusIT can also assist in navigating several available options for load balancing and clustering of the CAS server software and executing the approach that will best meet performance, security, and reliability needs.

  • Evaluation
    OculusIT’s evaluation service includes surveys, reporting, and analysis, all helping institutions and organizations decide their business needs which came post an evaluation session that determines and prioritizes the conditions required for a new implementation, update, or customization to an existing CAS instance.
  • Mentoring
    General CAS mentorship provides institutions and organizations access to an OculusIT developer/consultant experienced in working with CAS. Consultants are made available to assist and mentor staff.

OculusIT has extensive experience in installing CAS into other solutions such as Sakai, Unifyed portal, etc. OculusIT’s “CASification” service begins with an initial analysis phase during which the technical consultant determines which client applications should be or can be “CASified.”

Once this initial analysis phase is completed, OculusIT’s team of experienced consultants install CAS in the application within the client environment.