Overview

Manual password reset is a very common problem in many Institutions. The amount of calls that the IT helpdesk receives can skyrocket not just shooting up helpdesk costs but also keeping them waiting for a long time until their passwords are manually reset.

Password Manager is a Self-Service Password Reset tool that lets your end users recover their accounts and passwords without having to call the IT helpdesk. This not only cuts short the time they get access to the portal but, also helps save a lot of helpdesk costs. In addition to it, you could completely get rid of ‘default passwords’ by helping first-time users set up their accounts, passwords and security questions on their own.

Download Self-Service Password Manager Grant Application

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GRANT OVERVIEW

The Self-Service Password Manager Grant provides selected institutions an in-kind grant award up to $50,000 over a period of five years. The Grant is intended to cover the cost towards licensing, hosting, professional services, and support costs associated with the implementation of the mobile app.

The in-kind grants for software and services are underwritten by selected Campus Consortium Technology Vendors and are designed to provide a variety of solutions, products, and services to help Institutions reduce costs while implementing the vendors’ technologies on campus. Interviews and technical assessment are required of all selected applicants.

SELF-SERVICE PASSWORD MANAGER SOLUTION OVERVIEW

The solution helps to deliver uninterrupted access to essential applications without the dependency on the IT helpdesk. It not only gives students instant access to their accounts through self-service password reset but also frees the IT helpdesk thereby delivering considerable IT cost savings.

BENEFITS OF SELF-SERVICE PASSWORD MANAGER SOLUTION

The Self-Service Password Manager service includes:

  • Configuration Against Multiple Directory Servers
  • Security Questions, Multi-Factor Password Recover
  • Password Policy Configuration
  • Expiry Notifications
  • Security Features

NO. OF GRANTS AVAILABLE?

A limited number of grants to be awarded.

WHO CAN APPLY & WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA?

  • K-12 Schools and accredited institutions of Higher Education are eligible to apply.
  • Previous awardees are eligible. Applicants are required to fill in separate applications for each Grant pursued.
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate institutional purpose in the form of a “letter of intent” signed by Dean/President or member of the campus leadership team. The letter should indicate the challenges the solution aims to solve, and why the Grant would be helpful to the institution.

GRANT PROCESS

  1. Grant Application Due Date: October 25, 2019
  2. Phone Interview with Grant Application Review Committee by: November 1, 2019
  3. Grant Applicant Interview and Technical Assessment Session by: November 8, 2019
  4. Grant Award Letter Issued to Grant Recipients by: November 15, 2019
  5. Grant Award Walkthrough by: November 22, 2019
  6. Execution of Grant Award Agreement by: November 25, 2019
  7. Project Kick-Off by: December 6, 2019

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Download Grant Application
  2. Print and complete the Grant application form
  3. Submit completed Grant application to grantapplication@campusconsortium.org
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