Many higher education institutions have adopted school portals based on the SunGard© Luminis Platform. Luminis provides a web-based view of the campus community and integrates with Banner® Unified Digital Campus. Those organizations wishing to integrate Windows Live @ edu services into Luminis have not had many options until now. This solution describes how the Windows Live ID single sign-on feature can be leveraged within Luminis to provide users the ability to access Windows Live @ edu services, such as Exchange Labs email, with a single click.
This solution provides out-of-the-box functionality without the need for customization. It will enable Luminis to pre-authenticate users and seamlessly transfer them to Windows Live without a secondary credential challenge from Windows Live servers. It is based on the Windows Live Email Portal Integration (SSO) v4.0 SDK available from Microsoft.