EduTone / Global Grid for Learning Platform Release Notes -- v5.4 (January 2016)
Version 5.4 of the EduTone / Global Grid for Learning SSO and identity management platform includes the following enhancements:
- Phasing Out Standard Edition
- Connector Activation
- Updated Administrator Selection
- User-Selected Passwords
- LDAP Help
- Revised CSV Fields
- Customizable Resource Icons
- Default EduTone Reseller
- LDAP Configuration Alerts
- Enhanced Organization Selection
- SSO/Provisioning Connector Help
Phasing Out Standard Edition
The Standard edition of GGFL is being phased out. All Organizations are being upgraded to the Premium version with full functionality and unlimited access to EduTone Connectors. Current Standard Edition users will receive limited, 60-day trial access to the Premium Edition. When the trial expires, Administrators and users will retain access to GGFL but will not be able to use SSO capabilities until they purchase a Premium subscription.
Premium account Administrators have unlimited access to EduTone Connectors (excluding Web Applications and Online Courses), which can be activated on a per-site basis through the GGFL Marketplace.
Updated Administrator Selection
The Administrator Role is being phased out. Organization Administrators can now be assigned from the list of existing users within that Organization. All existing Administrators will automatically receive a "Non-teaching staff" Role. Further. the Gateway/Admin Console icon will be replaced with an Admin Console icon that will appear in the upper part of the Passport.
Administrators will be able to allow new users to set up their own passwords by modifying the Organization settings. Enabling this functionality emails a new account notification to new users that includes a link to set up their passwords.
Note: Usernames are still generated by GGFL.
GGFL now includes embedded Help within the Active Directory configuration interface to simplify and speed up the process.
Revised CSV Fields
The number of required fields when creating user accounts via CSV file upload has been minimized.
Enhanced "Forgot Password" Functionality
The "Forgot Password" function will no longer appear for Organizations that use Active Directory, SIS, or LMS synchronization in order to avoid potential confusion.
Customizable Resource Icons
Administrators can customize Resource icons by uploading images.
Default EduTone Reseller
Organization that do not have a direct reseller will be able to submit purchase requests for Web Applications and Online Courses directly to EduTone.
LDAP Configuration Alerts
GGFL will display interface alerts and send email notifications to Administrators whenever an LDAP configuration error occurs.
Enhanced Organization Selection
GGLF will only ask users to their Organization when other users with the name username are hosted at the same URL.
SSO/Provisioning Connector Help
The product listing for each Connector will include SSO and/or Provisioning parameter and configuration information and instructions. EduTone will continue to publish updated Connector documentation via the configuration interfaces for each Connector. We expect to complete adding documentation for Connectors with complex configurations by the end of Q1 2016.