MPASSid – single sign-on solution for continual learning
Is your time wasted in remembering too many user logins and passwords? Do you think you could have spent that time in teaching and learning? Are you concerned of security issues concerning different logins? These issues are often valid when discussing with school teachers.
MPASSid is a national identification service used in continual learning. It is provided to comprehensive schools and secondary education by the Ministry of Education and Culture. The service enables single sign-on access to all digital services used in teaching and learning. A user ID given by the education provider, the local authority, is used to sign in and there is no need to sign in again when transferring between services.
MPASSid makes the use of digital services secure, easy and most importantly fast, leaving more time for teaching and learning. MPASSid saves the education provider’s time and money because the service providers no longer need to perform a case-specific integration into the local authority’s systems. When the service provider has performed the easy implementation of MPASSid, its services are immediately available in municipalities that are members of the MPASSid trust network.
Handling personal data
MPASSid is GDPR compliant and standardises the transmission of data from the education provider’s personal data register to electronic services. The MPASSid service performs the integration between the user registers of educational institutions and the different identification services. It provides service providers and the education provider’s other partners with a uniform and secure method for identifying end users – teachers and pupils.
From an organisational point of view, MPASSid is based on a trust network in which service providers and teaching and education providers are members. The members of the trust network commit to shared rules on the handling of the user data, defined in the agreement. This way, we guarantee that the handling of personal data is conducted according to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation GDPR and requires as little work on agreements as possible.
Join the trust network
MPASSid is easy and straightforward to adopt! With the service, you will significantly reduce the number of expensive and time-consuming integrations. Pupils and teachers will also like the service. Forgotten passwords should not hinder the smooth utilisation of digital services and materials. With the MPASSid service, pupils and teachers always sign in to all services using one and the same user id and password.
Take a look at our mpass.fi website for more information!
Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education and Culture