South Australian Department for Education selects Okta for EdPass

Okta partners with Insync Solutions to deliver new access management portal for over 900 preschools, primary and secondary schools

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – November 26, 2020 – Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of Identity for the enterprise, today announced the South Australian Department for Education has selected the Okta Identity Cloud to securely manage and streamline access to essential educational applications for approximately 280,000 staff and students. Insync Solutions selected Okta to underpin the Department’s EdPass project — delivering a simplified and secure login experience to all government schools in South Australia.

“As Australian schools become increasingly digital and take steps to future-proof learning infrastructure to support their staff and students no matter the circumstances, Okta is committed to providing secure solutions that enable productivity,” said Graham Sowden, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Okta.

“The EdPass solution enables staff and students in South Australia to seamlessly and securely access the essential tools they need to support teaching and learning from anywhere. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Insync Solutions through the implementation of the EdPass project with the SA Department for Education and beyond.”

Delivered by Insync Solutions for the Department for Education, the new EdPass solution, powered by Okta Single Sign-On (SSO), is currently being rolled out in South Australian schools and preschools. EdPass will be used in approximately 900 preschools, primary and secondary schools across the state, serving approximately 250,000 students and 30,000 staff members.

EdPass gives students and staff easy, secure access to apps for online learning and collaboration from anywhere. Okta SSO provides the foundation for seamless and intuitive access to a centralised landing page. From there, one-click access connects users to a catalogue of statewide educational apps, local school apps, departmental accounts, and local administrative accounts. This means staff and students can log in to EdPass from anywhere, on any device, using a single set of credentials.

“EdPass will remove disruptions to the learning experience by delivering secure simplified login and easy access to education applications,” said Scott Bayliss, CIO, Department for Education South Australia.

“Reducing the burden of multiple logins and needing to remember different credentials for different apps saves teachers and students time so they focus on the work that really matters – improving educational outcomes for students across South Australia.”

Due to be completed by mid 2021, the new simplified and user-friendly EdPass login experience powered by Okta will remove the stress and inefficiency of using multiple complex logins, allowing schools and preschools to focus on teaching and learning. EdPass will help staff and students to save time whenever they need to login to a computer or device, from the classroom, office or home.

“It’s great to see the Okta technology being the enabler and the doorway for the EdPass project.

We are extremely proud to be part of this digital transformation that will shape the way education is delivered in South Australian schools,” said Paul Williamson, director, Insync Solutions.

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Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. More than 10,000 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, T-Mobile, Takeda, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.