SADA Systems, Inc. is an information technology consulting, outsourcing and development firm founded in 2000.
Northwestern University needed a seamless and integrated way to allow their students to "opt-in" to Google Apps email accounts via their own intranet system. This would have to be done in a way that would produce the least administrative overhead on their end, and allow students to provision and manage accounts themselves. The provisioning process would be based on various eligibility parameters pre-determined by
They also needed a system to flag users who have opted in for FERPA protection – a federal mandate which protects the identity of students so that the accounts created for these students take a different form than those who have not selected such protection.
SADA used Google Apps APIs to create an opt-in process to check and validate a requestor's eligibility, create the account if eligible, choose a password, and create nicknames. SADA's application had to query
All incoming and existing students will have the ability to create their own Google Apps accounts. Also, the existing Northwestern University identity management systems are fully integrated with the Apps account management process. They dictate from a central, non-Google Apps interface the parameters under which students can create accounts, and track back in their systems when and if these accounts are created.
This will allow
"I just wanted to let you know that we feel that SADA is doing a very good job on the