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Session #35 - Web Services and E-Authentication

Posted Date:December 16, 2003

Presentation Title: Session #35 - Web Services and E-Authentication

Conference Dates: 2003-11-02 to 2003-12-05

Type: ED Conferences

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Anyone trying to purchase an airline ticket or make a hotel reservation through the Internet has probably experienced a variety of Web services. Web services combine information from multiple sources to compare schedules and prices, and to aggregate data. These services perform more comprehensive operations than single-function programs, saving time and reducing complexity for the end user. What works in business is also available to financial aid offices and students.

To maximize the benefits of these services, a single sign on method of user authentication is optimal. Currently, schools have user names and passwords or PINs for their students. So does FSA, and so do the lenders, guarantors, and loan servicers. Come find out how we can work together to eliminate the multitude of user names and passwords that your students must remember. This session will provide information on actual implementations where service providers are using e-authentication and Web services to "share" authentication and improve customer service.

The attached presentation is in Portable Document Format (PDF) 635KB, 59 pages and also in MS Power Point (PPT), 1.36MB, 59 pages.

Last Modified: 12/15/2003