Campus Resources for Registrar Data, ISIS, Shibboleth
I am looking to develop an application and would like to have access to data such as class roster information, student info, etc. How can I obtain this data and who do I need to contact to get access to this data?
Campus Authentication using ISIS and Shibboleth
What kind of info can be retrieved using campus authentication?
That is yet to be decided but it’s worth discussing your needs with the personnel in charge of ISIS and Shibboleth.
What is ISIS?
Integrated Security Information Services (ISIS) is UCLA’s de facto common web authentication service. It provides a common interface for UCLA web applications to authenticate users using Bruin Online ID/password, UID/PIN, AIS mainframe logon ID password, or QDB logon ID/password. Furthermore, ISIS enables single user sign-on to participating campus web applications.
For general information regarding ISIS, please contact Albert Wu.
Why should I use ISIS?
Don’t think of it as using ISIS but instead as using the UCLA Login System. This allows your users to login with their UCLA Login the way they do for My.UCLA, the Library and other applications, instead of having to have a special login just for your system.
- Getting Started with ISIS
What is Shibboleth?
Shibboleth is an Internet2 sponsored way for schools to federate their login systems for cross-campus courses. See http://kb.ucla.edu/articles/shibboleth for links to more info.
Should I start developing applications using ISIS or Shibboleth?
ISIS is proprietary to UCLA. Shibboleth is an Internet2 standard. Therefore, you have more future potential programming to Shibboleth. And if you are using an Open Source app it may already work with Shibboleth, and that can save you adapting it to UCLA’s ISIS. Moodle and Plone, among others, have Shibboleth modules.
For additional info on ISIS and Shibboleth
Registrar Data – Accessing Student Data
I am looking to develop an application that would be able to access class roster information, student data, etc.
Registrar’s Service Request
Provides consulting on data selection, business approaches, and support of Student Records data via a wide array of delivery methods. You can contact, Martin Bjel or Valerie Romero for more details.
Use the Registrar’s Service Request (RSR) application to request any of the following services:
- Mass e-mail to students
- Student addresses for bulk mailing
- SRS reports
- Access to student data from any source
- Access to Registrar’s Office web application
What is SRS number?
SRS stands for Student Record Systems and every UCLA course has a 9 digit SRS#. Combined with Term, this provides a unique key for every course offered.
To get the SRS number for a given course:
Go to the Schedule of Classes available at https://sa.ucla.edu/ro/public/soc/.