[Deploying Sakai] SIS Integration

Duran Goodyear dgoodyear at uarts.edu
Wed Sep 9 08:26:08 PDT 2009

Paul, I don't know what your budget looks like...  A few years ago we  
partnered with Unicon to do exactly what you're looking for.

We don't have the programmer staff to do it our selves, so we hired  
them as professional services to modify our Sakai deployment to this  

I'd be happy to discuss what they did for us off line, if you want.

In short.  Two thumbs up.  They did a great job.

Let me know if you have any questions.

] duran goodyear
] web developer
] administrative computing // office of information services // the  
university of the arts
] dgoodyear at uarts.edu
] 215.717.6068
] skype://duran.goodyear

On Sep 9, 2009, at 10:34 AM, Paul Gibbs wrote:

> It just occurred to me that someone might want to know a little bit  
> more information.
> Our SIS is stored on a SQL Server database. We would like to have  
> Sakai automatically set up students, profs, academic years, courses,  
> course offerings, and class rosters using the SQL database. That  
> way, if we add a student or drop a student from a class using our  
> SIS, Sakai will reflect that change. Regarding user authentication— 
> our database has user IDs and passwords, but we can’t access the  
> passwords outside of the proprietary software. My thought was to add  
> a custom record to our SIS to store their Active Directory user  
> account, and then authenticate on LDAP and have Sakai retrieve the  
> student information associated in the SQL database with that AD  
> account. (Hope that makes sense!)
> I would still like to be able to create one-off users and project  
> sites, however, in addition to managing courses using the  
> integration. However, I’m willing to let that go if necessary.
> Paul
> From: production-bounces at collab.sakaiproject.org [mailto:production-bounces at collab.sakaiproject.org 
> ] On Behalf Of Paul Gibbs
> Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 10:27 AM
> To: production at collab.sakaiproject.org
> Subject: [Deploying Sakai] SIS Integration
> Does anyone have any documentation on setting up an SIS with the  
> course management service other than this: http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/DOC/Sakai+Admin+Guide+-+Course+Integration?
> I found this: http://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/SAKDEV/Course+Management+Integration 
> , but that was written for 2.4.x. Is this still valid?
> Thanks,
> Paul Gibbs
> CBTS / Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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