Adtalem Global: Integrating a New HR System with midPoint

A Case Study in Higher Education IAM Solutions


Adtalem Global Education is a worldwide educational services provider, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. With almost 7,000 employees, Adtalem is the parent organization of several world-class academic curriculums, certifications and training programs across the healthcare and financial services industries.

Project Goal:

To manage the identities of thousands of students and staff, Adtalem implemented midPoint, an open-source Identity and Access Management Solution. Adtalem was looking for a US-based partner with a high level of expertise in building and configuring midPoint to align with their needs.

When Adtalem reached out to Exclamation Labs, they had 3 weeks to integrate a new HR system with midPoint. They needed Exclamation Labs to help integrate the new connector get them over the finish line. The goal was to have a working HR connector fully integrated into their IAM system. Without our expertise, integrating with a new HR system would have likely taken months of research and development.

Adtalem was looking for a US-based partner with a high level of expertise in building
and configuring midPoint to align with their needs.

Challenges:

Tight Timeline
Adtalem was in the process of converting to a new HR system. They had three weeks to implement a new midPoint connector so they could terminate paying support costs to their legacy HR vendor quickly.

Finding the Right Partner
In order to meet the aggressive deadline, they needed a partner that could rapidly come up-to-speed on their current midPoint configuration as well as recommend strategies for optimizing and improving their code base for efficiency and performance.

Solution/Results:

• Our experienced midPoint development team partnered with Adtalem's Identity Architects to create the new connector and integrate it with the new HRIS.

• Working along with Adtalem's development team, Exclamation Labs copied in the schema, connector code, and resource XML in a duplicate development environment.

We became fluent in their code within 2-3 days.

• By improving code efficiency, call volume between midPoint and the HRIS system reduced the run time to synchronize employee data from hours to minutes.

How Can We Help Your Institution?

Exclamation Labs has a team of IAM experts, specifically trained in the higher ed and financial industries, to help teams implement, configure, and optimize identity access management solutions that fit your unique needs. Learn more here.  

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