At CommunityForce, we offer solutions to help universities and colleges manage their scholarship or grant applications, including reviewing, matching, and awarding processes.
Our cloud-based application management software has helped over 300 universities, colleges, and foundations, including Yale University, Harvard University, and the University of Phoenix simplify submission processes, improve collaboration and facilitate decision making.
Single sign-on is an easy way to use one single ID and password to gain access to multiple systems.
SAML – Security Assertion Markup Language, is an XML-based, open-standard data format for exchanging authentication and authorization data between parties, in particular, between an identity provider and a service provider.
CAS – 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.
ADFS – Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is a software component developed by Microsoft that can be installed on Windows Server operating systems to provide users with single sign-on access to systems and applications located across organizational boundaries.
SHA 256 – The SHA (Secure Hash Algorithm) is one of a number of cryptographic hash functions. A cryptographic hash is like a signature for a text or a data file. SHA-256algorithm generates an almost-unique, fixed size 256-bit (32-byte) hash. Hash is a one way function – it cannot be decrypted back.