For the technical, back-end admins out there (or to your supporting IT people at your organizations), it would really be nice (and modern) to build into the Millennium application and bring it into the 21st century the Single-Signon capability/mechanisms with a choice of Microsoft Active Directory (AD), UNIX/Linux Lightweight Directory Services (LDAP), Central Authentication Services (open-source CAS), and/or Shibboleth (also open-source) as a means to authenticate users into the Millennium system from a institutionally used portal. (Granted, it will be more difficult to maintain only one login into system, but do we the users really, really need that restriction of user access by only one device at a time?) Almost all other ERP systems (enterprise resource planning - Millennium should be considered as an ERP, since it is a mixed donor relations system and CRM - customer relations management - system) already incorporate SSO from web portals.
I look forward to seeing what kind of response this gets. For the non-techies out there, please bring this topic up to your IT admins, IT managers, CIO -- whatever they're called. Get their responses and then you weigh in on this topic for them.
Thanks, and kind regards to all!
--Stuart Fermenick, Sr. DBA, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California. MS-IST, soon to be EMBA.