Ensure that your students, teachers, and staff can always login to Active Directory using automation with xdAD.
It is not easy to manage hundreds and thousands of accounts in Active Directory. Most districts have a mobility rate in their student body of at least 30%, making management of student accounts difficult and time consuming for the IT staff.
School enter the data about students and staff into their Student Information and Human Resource systems. Typically as staff on-boards and off-boards, the information about the teachers and staff is manually passed from the HR team to the IT staff for account management. More often than not, IT staff is delayed in setting up new accounts and de-activating old accounts. This leads to problems with staff being able to login when they should and former staff that can still login when they shouldn’t. When users can login when they are no longer employed or login to the wrong location, the district’s security policies are at risk.
With student accounts, the number of accounts IT staff has to manage is enormous. In a business situation, managing a few thousand accounts means that there are dozens of IT staff taking care of them. In K-12 education, this is not the case. Managing thousands of student accounts without any sort of automation in nearly impossible with a limited number of IT staff. When you add password resetting and group management, IT staff can quickly become overwhelmed with support tickets and issues.
CPSI helps districts overcome these difficult challenges. We built xdAD from the ground up just for education. Our identity management solution collects data from the Student Information and the Human Resource systems in real time and automates the management of Active Directory accounts from that data.
With CPSI, all of the school and district staff can be confident that they will always be able to login to Active Directory on nearly any device and computer in the district. xdAD empowers IT staff at districts with the tools needed to manage an automated Active Directory.