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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. The university educates more than 35,000 students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs at residential campuses in Prescott, Arizona and Daytona Beach, Florida, through a worldwide campus at more than 150 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the Middle East, and through online learning.
Each term, Embry-Riddle’s primary customers—its students—become more geographically diverse, engaged in learning at distant locations around the globe at all hours of the day. It is essential that the university provide highly available identity systems to ensure its students can securely access the systems and resources they need at any time.
The university also wanted to improve self-service offerings, place access control into the hands of business users, and strengthen business continuity and security across the organization. Embry-Riddle worked with Oracle Partner Savvis to deploy next-generation Oracle identity management solutions in a cloud-based environment, taking advantage of flexible account provisioning and access management functionality to meet these needs. The team deployed the solutions and migrated 70,000 accounts in just six months.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has been an Oracle Fusion Middleware customer for years. The university decided to move to the 11g version of its identity management solutions to take advantage of their new role management functionality—which enabled enhanced business role modeling and improved auditing and approval of roles.
“We are very pleased we went with the 11g versions of our identity management applications. They provide the foundation for a better future in our technology roadmap,” saidEric Fisher, director of middleware and Web services, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Embry-Riddle decided to move its identity management systems to a hosted model with Oracle Partner Savvis.
“Savvis did not miss a step. Within eight weeks of signing the contract, they had the servers up and running, and within six months they had deployed the new identity management systems and migrated 70,000 accounts,” Fisher said.