PCUG Discuss: PowerCampus 9 Upgrades - Shared screen with speaker view
Which auth type do you use for for SS? AD, ADFS, SAML?
MCNY uses ADFS for SSO
NCMC also uses ADFS
RLC utilizes ADFS
FUS uses AD
Currently we use AD I want to switch to ADFS
What platforms are schools using for Remote Desktop?
Terminal Server for us
vm - vdi
FUS uses RDS
Microsoft Terminal Server
Kim, what defect prevented you from moving to 9.2?
wish we could do baseline
@those who use ADFS was this a difficult process to set up?
Maria is using QuickLaunch for SSO and MFA
Saint Elizabeth University (formerly College of Saint Elizabeth) uses AD auth type
Saint Elizabeth University (formerly College of Saint Elizabeth) uses RDP as well as IntelliAdmin for remote desktop
ADFS: MCNY has been using ADFS for several years. The version upgrade to 9.X was not a huge problem. Largest issue was the lack of automatic account creation within 9.X for new users. We have a process in place to ensure new users get the proper roles.
is Cashnet compatible with SS 9.x?
Cashnet is now compatible with SS 9.x.
@Adrian - thx!
MCNY ultimately decided to change providers and moved away from Cashnet instead of implementing the new compatible setup.
What other things are still missing from PCSS, coned? shared access for parents? other things? these are our concerns (going backwards with certain functionality).
FUS uses Flywire for SS payments
FYI, 9.1.2 has a defect that prevents merging organizations.
Is anyone using New-net payments with SS 9.x?
How well did migration go with MigrateMembershipDatabase.bat?
We use ACI Worldwide for SS payments. Has anyone experienced any issues with their services?
Any issues with Great Plains with the 9.# upgraded versions. did anyone upgrade both at the same time?
How are you all provisioning users and assigning roles?
Great Plains: We have upgraded GP twice since going live. Reasons were related to 1099-NEC and not the 9.X change.
Has Shared Access been implemented and is anyone using it?
We are using Nelnet with the old connector and in the process of upgrading to the new Nelnet connector now
Does the MigrateMembershipDatabase.bat grab everything from existing SS DB?
We just completed the Nelnet implementation in SS9 test environment.
Has anyone attempted Azure AD integration?
Are there any changes in SOAP and Web Services?
Any issues changing DB compatibility level to 120?
We use Azure AD as a SAML provider for other systems, but have not attempted it with Self Service yet.
What is the defect in 9.2 that has prevented adoption?
Has anyone setup the SQL backend with named instances and AlwaysOn configuration?
sorry, lots of questions! Can we install on a 2019 SQL server version and set compatibility to 2016?
Is shared access for parents in 9.x PCSS available yet or on the horizon?
@Dynnise great question.
Shared access is available in 9.1.2
The defect on Academic Plan is scheduled for the 9.1.3 release at the end of March
We're using PC 8.8.5/SS 8.8.3 and just upgraded GP 2015 R2 to 2018.3 and a new SQL server 2017. No major issues. Looking forward to upgrading to 9 this Summer after doing a lot of testing. We're still setting up servers, and planning.
virtual desktop - 1 install
We use ACI Worldwide for SS payments. Has anyone experienced any issues with their services after upgrading to 9.1.2?
Yes, that's one of the concerns we have.
I've worked with other customers and ACI for version 9. For the payment provider function, there seems to be no issues.
Great, thanks David. The new server will help us with the quirkiness we've been seeing when we switched to another domain last Summer.
Documentation was pretty great but lacked in the ADFS setup. David Palmer was great and provided us with additional documentation for that
Compiling Self Service source code was also challenging. But, again David helped out a bunch on that front and got us up and going.
how long did it taje
for each of you who have upgraded, what was the biggest GAIN?
This was a great session! Thank you to all who upgraded and shared your knowledge!
Any complaints from users?
Who does not use SelfService for attendance?
MCNY uses both Self-Service and Moodle for attendance. Moodle attendance is brought over nightly.
We don't, the two weeks of attendance that we track are recorded in our LMS.
we use moodle for attendance
PowerCampus Users Group
Barbara, we had some longtime faculty complain that 9 was a regression. However, it's the same group of people who regularly struggle with basic computer usage. They had memorized the old interface.
Great Session thanks for sharing!
We utilize a custom integration within Canvas that allows instructors to enter attendance directly into PC from Canvas.
Same for Mid/Final Grades. And attendance lists
thank you, great session
Thank you very much for the session!