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it's learning MLG integration

  1. 1. Springboard to knowledge Microsoft Learning Gateway – it’s learning demo integration. 13.11.06 John Arthur Berg - Director of Services - 1
  2. 2. Overview - Architecture ISA Server 2004 Sharepoint portal server 2003 Live Communication server Windows Active Directory It’s learning Sharepoint Exchange 2003 MIS Web Parts services 2005 .NET Application Framework 1.1 SQL Server 2000 Windows server 2003 2
  3. 3. Overview – Customisation done to application Description: 3. It’s learning standalone installation Active Directory 5. Active Directory user accounts/security 2 groups syncronised with it’s learning. 7. LDAP autentication between Active Sharepoint portal server Directory and it’s learning – ISA server provides ”Single Sign On” functionality. ISA server 3 4 9. It’s learning provides sharepoint portal with web parts to integrate user interface and deliver portal information. It’s learning 1 3
  4. 4. 1. It’s learning installation » It’s learning is installed on the same environment as the rest of the MLG installation for demonstrational purposes. The same integration would easily be achievable using the preferred it’s learning ASP hosting model. End users » Standard it’s learning software is used for this internet showcase. This ensures compatibility with future it’s learning software releases/updates. Customer’s MLG installation internet ASP Hosting center 4
  5. 5. 2. Active Directory data provisioning » Active Directory provides it’s learning with the same user data that the rest of the MLG environment uses. » User groups are imported from designated security groups. » For the demo installation no MIS is present. In most cases it would make sense to include this in your architecture. It’s learning could probably benefit from a user data population from the MIS in addition to the Active Directory integration. It’s learning import Sharepoint import scheduler scheduler Active Directory (This architecture is coherent with the existing share point/Active Directory integration) 5
  6. 6. 3. LDAP authentication and Single Sign On » This particular it’s learning installation is configured to integrate Active Directory authentication using LDAP Queries. In simple terms this means that it’s learning will use the same username / password ard n rw t io Fo nt ica as the rest of the installation. It’s learning t he au » ISA Server will forward the F orwa authen rd tication authentication between the different Secure logon applications in the MLG solution. This End user ISA server Sharepoint means that you will only have to au F o en t th rw ica ar tio authenticate (input username and dn password) once, and you will be able to navigate seamlessly between the different applications. Active Directory Exchange 6
  7. 7. 4. It’s learning web parts » The demo installation features two different web-parts that displays information about a users it’s learning courses and projects. » These web parts are dynamically updated when something changes in it’s learning. » The user can of course click a link and end up in it’s learning. » The Web parts communicates with it’s learning’s secure web- services API. 7
  8. 8. Best practice example » The next slide is a best practice architectural example compiled from a number of projects that it’s learning’s consultants have been involved in. » This example also focuses on the role of the MIS, e.g. SIMS.NET from Capita. » The best practice example could be applied on both school level for larger organizations or at LEA level or another departmental level. » This is a logical architecture and cannot necessarily be mapped 1:1 with server products found in the market. 8
  9. 9. The portal can hold both public content and personalised Different software content accesable exposes partial only through functionality inside autentication the portal. Groupware server - Student/pupil (mail, calendar, etc) - Teacher/employee Portal - Parent - Administrator Firewall/proxy mail, todays calendar My courses, projects, content, etc End user Abcense, Portal grades, my server students It’s learning All resources should be accessable disregarding the physical location of the end user. The directory service should store the username/password used to autenticate the users within the domain of the organisation. MIS MIS should provide Directory service (user accounts) all applications with user data 9
  10. 10. Springbrett til kunnskap 10