September 29, 2014   |   by Syncplicity Team

Lionsraw cheers on soccer players, shares files, and serves communities all over the world

Ten years ago, Jon Burns gazed over a European soccer stadium full of fans and saw great potential. Soon after, he created Lionsraw, a UK-based charity that empowers soccer fans to donate time and money to community efforts. Today, Jon is doing a lot of good for a lot of people the world over. Recently, though, Lionsraw, was up against a file-sharing and collaboration problem.  “We have staff all over the world and lots of volunteers,” says Lionsraw Founder and CEO Jon Burns. “So the problem we had was, how do you communicate well — how do you share information well — when you’re all over the place?” 

Spread across five continents, Lionsraw employees and volunteers had no centralized way to store and share documents. Confidential data was comingled with non-sensitive information, and a lot of their files were big, bulky videos and photos they wanted to edit and share from around the world. They also wanted mobile access to everything, from everywhere.

Instead of us telling you about it download the Lionsraw case study or more fun, watch Jon Burns tell you the story.

 

May 14, 2013

Active Directory Integration Simplifies Syncplicity Administration

Syncplicity joins forces with the industry’s top two federated identity solutions: OneLogin and Ping Identity’s PingFederate to make it easier than ever to bring a secure, easy-to-use file sync and sharing solution to the enterprise. These integrations enable real-time, automated provisioning and de-provisioning of Syncplicity accounts based on centralized Active Directory changes.

Federated Identity Management with Syncplicity

Maintaining the security and trustworthiness of user accounts across an increasing number of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications quickly becomes a headache. Administrators must onboard and off board users across many applications with different consoles and management tools. Federated Identity Management solutions provide a secure infrastructure to do this easily.

  • OneLogin provides secure identity management, single sign-on and automated user provisioning solutions for organizations of all sizes via a cloud-based offering.
  • Ping Identity’s PingFederate delivers single sign-on and identity management via a behind the firewall, on-premise application.

With strong relationships with leading enterprise solution providers, Syncplicity delivers unmatched flexibility and control to the enterprise for online file sync and sharing. 

Easy Set Up for Cloud-based File Sharing

It’s easy to set up a new or existing Syncplicity account to be integrated with either OneLogin or PingFederate, depending on whether you need a cloud-based or on-premise identity management solution.

  1. Set up your Syncplicity Enterprise Edition account.
  2. Set up your OneLogin or Ping Identity account.
  3. Login to OneLogin or Ping Identity Add Syncplicity to your
  4. Set policies such as remote wipe, delete and deactivate settings in Syncplicity.
  5. Map Active Directory groups that will be automatically provisioned with Syncplicity accounts, as needed. 
  6. Roll-out Syncplicity to your enterprise.
  7. Automatically provision accounts in real-time in Syncplicity when users are added to specified security groups or organization units (OUs) within your Active Directory tree.
  8. Automatically, de-provision accounts in real-time in Syncplicity when users are disabled or deleted in Active Directory or moved out of your defined provisioning context.

Streamlined Account Administration and Security

With the OneLogin or PingFederate integration, changes to Active Directory accounts are automatically applied to Syncplicity accounts in real time without duplication of effort.  

  • Provision Syncplicity accounts to thousands or tens of thousands of users already managed in Active Directory.
  • Provide instant access to Syncplicity when a new user is created in Active Directory.
  • Revoke access to Syncplicity immediately when a user’s account is deactivated or deleted in Active Directory.
  • Provision Syncplicity to specific groups like marketing or engineering directly from Active Directory.
  • Roll out Syncplicity progressively to groups or organization units defined in Active Directory.
  • Mapping Syncplicity account provisioning to Active Directory groups makes it easier to manage licensing and resources.
  • Remote wipe automatically when an account is deleted in Active Directory, permanently removing files from all connected devices.

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