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ADEConnect provides secure, one-click access to ADE online tools.

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atomic symbol in box white on blueDecentralized identity management places administration of access control in local hands.


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News and Notifications
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  June 1, 2016 — ADEConnect Update for Entity Administrators

  May 13, 2016 — New STUD15 report released

  May 9, 2016 — ADEConnect Update for Entity Administrators

  May 9, 2016 — ADM15 Report — AzEDS Reports Roles

  February 24, 2016 — ADEConnect Update for Entity Administrators

  February 23, 2016 — ESS EDP and Private School Application and Roles

  January 13, 2016 — ADEConnect Update for Entity Administrators

  December 8, 2015 — Password Reset QRG for Direct Sign-on Users

  December 8, 2015 — ADEConnect Update for Entity Administrators

  December 7, 2015 — Exception to 1% Cap (Alternate Assessments) Application and Roles (effective 12/7/15)

  October 13, 2015 — ADEConnect Updates for Entity Administrators

  October 13, 2015 — AzMERIT Corrections Application and Roles (effective 10/9/2015)

  October 13, 2015 — ESS Vouchers Application and Roles (effective July 2015)

  September 22, 2015 — ADEConnect Updates for Entity Administrators

  September 4, 2015 — ADEConnect Updates for Entity Administrators

  September 4, 2015 — Alternate Assessments Application and Roles (effective 9/9/15)

  September 4, 2015 — ESS Funding and Maintenance of Effort Application and Roles

  September 4, 2015 — AzEDS Reports Roles and Permissions (effective 9/8/15)

  August 21, 2015 — ADEConnect Updates for Entity Administrators

  August 6, 2015 — ADEConnect Updates for Entity Administrators

  August 6, 2015 (Updated 9/4/15) — AzEDS Identity Application Roles

  August 6, 2015 — AzEDS Identity Application Quick Reference Guide

  August 5, 2015 — ADEConnect: MCESA RDSS Entity Admin Guide

  August 5, 2015 — RDSS MCESA RDSS Roles Moved to ADEConnect

  August 5, 2015 — ESS Surrogates Application Migration

  August 5, 2015 — ESS Census Application Migration

  August 5, 2015 — ESS Monitoring Application Migration

Technical Information
Once an LEA is set up to use ADEConnect, administration of ALL LEA users is delegated to and is fully managed by the LEA. In other words, ADE trusts you to manage your own users. That means no more waiting for the ADE to add, modify, or delete user permissions – LEAs can make changes that take effect immediately. At present, ADEConnect operates according to two models: Student Information System (SIS-Federated) and Direct Sign-on. The Federated model is the standard toward which ADE is moving.

Federated Model

ADE has been working with the SIS vendors in the state to add SAML 2.0 Identity Provider Services in their products. If an LEA is using an ADEConnect-enabled SIS, users that are logged into that SIS can access ADEConnect managed applications via single sign-on with no additional account set-up required. The LEA’s entity administrator simply configures the SIS with the users’ roles and other pertinent information; ADEConnect will validate that information and grant access to users without having to set up any accounts manually.

SIS Compatibility

ADEConnect uses industry standard SAML 2.0. A list of SIS platforms and version numbers that have been tested with ADEConnect is maintained on this site. If your SIS is compatible and you have not already integrated ADEConnect, contact the AELAS Outreach Team by phone (602-542-7378 / 866-577-9636) or email ([email protected]).

Secure-Socket-Layer (SSL) Enabled

Secure-Sockets-Layer (SSL) Enabled: SAML works by sending authentication and authorization information from your SIS to ADEConnect servers via the public Internet. In order to ensure that the authentication information sent by your SIS is secure and prevent unauthorized access to your data, ADEConnect requires your SIS to run with SSL enabled (i.e. the URLs to access your SIS must start with “https:”). If your SIS is not running with SSL enabled, please contact your vendor or ADE support for information on what you need to do to enable SSL.

Direct Sign-on Model

ADE verifies and grants a superuser at each LEA, known as an “Entity Administrator,” full rights to an ADE application called the “Entity Admin Portal.” Using this application, each Entity Administrator can add, modify or delete user accounts for all of the schools in their LEA. Changes take effect immediately.

Browser Compatibility

Users can login through ADEConnect using any modern web browser, but the Entity Admin Portal is built on Microsoft’s Forefront Identity Manager, which means it can only be accessed using Internet Explorer 8 or newer. If your entity administrator does not have regular access to a computer with this capability, please contact ADE Solutions Support for potential alternatives.

Release Notes

2015 – ADEConnect Release Notes
November 2014 – ADEConnect Release Notes
May 2014 – ADEConnect Portal

All user accounts in ADEConnect are administered by their assigned LEA entity administrators, who also control user access to each ADE application.

Entity administrators are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their users are able to take advantage of the convenience and security ADEConnect offers. By appropriately assigning roles, entity admins permit users to access the ADE applications they need to do their work. Entity administrators also maintain the security of LEA and ADE information by ensuring that users only have access to the applications and data they are authorized to see.

Entity Admin Responsibilities

  • Assign user roles
  • Manage school and site assignments
  • Delegate entity admin role
  • Monitor ADEConnect usage
  • Analyze SIS-ADEConnect connection

Entity Admin Tools

  • Entity Admin Portal
  • ADEConnect Activity Report
  • Admin Application Association Report
  • Application Availability Report
  • Search by email address
  • Support from ADE!
Training Certificate

Entity Administrator Training Certificate

ADE conducts live online Entity Administrator Training sessions at regular intervals. Each sessions orients new entity administrators to their responsibilities, demonstrates the available tools, and provides time for questions and answers.

Upcoming Live Online Training

Each session listed below is a live training and does not accept pre-registrations. To attend, mark your personal calendar with your preferred day and time. Then either copy the link for that session onto your calendar reminder, or visit this page on that day and click the appropriate link below.

Please use the Google Chrome browser to join these sessions. Note: The sign-in process involves several steps and should be completed before the session start time. It is advised that you access the training using Chrome as your browser.

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2016: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MST — Attend Here
  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MST — Attend Here
  • Monday, August 15, 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MST — Attend Here
  • Wednesday, September 14, 2016: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. MST — Attend Here

ADEConnect Entity Administrator Training Resources

ADEConnect Entity Admin Training Video

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