Improving Workflow & Increasing Security
Orases increased mobility and removed IP restrictions for AILA using multi-factor authentication
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is a voluntary bar association of more than 15,000 immigration attorneys, teachers and professors who practice and teach immigration law.
Data silos, lack of security and complicated workflows.
AILA had many digital properties and software tools that were tangled and siloed. Bouncing between separate systems to access content creating complex workflows. Making for duplication of efforts and complicated management of sites with data in multiple locations.
Spending a significant amount of time and money managing disparate systems without much return on investment along with poor user experience.
Single sign-on and 2-factor authentication.
Orases revamped the AILA Single Sign On and registration process in order to more efficiently and securely manage users and modernize security. Orases implemented Single Sign On using AWS Cognito and simplified the registration process to a single form available in multiple locations, versus multiple/duplicate forms.
- Efficient Single Sign-On & Registration
- Single Forms Available In Multiple Locations
- No IP Restrictions Due To Mandatory Remote Work In 2020
- Password Storage With Salting & Hashing
- Admins Can Access Systems Remotely & Instantly
- Elimination Of Possible Data Siloing & Data Inconsistency
The development team used the Agile project management methodology to complete the project successfully and on-time.
- Custom Programming
- Multi-Factor Authentication
Mobility & advanced security measures to the rescue.
Orases implemented Single Sign On using AWS Cognito, which gave AILA the ability to increase password security and use multi-factor authentication (MFA) for staff users. MFA replaced the need for IP restrictions and allowed AILA’s workforce to be more mobile, which was critical for the organization’s success due to mandatory remote work in 2020. Unifying the registration process to a single form available in multiple locations, versus multiple/duplicate forms, streamlined member registration and allowed for faster changes when necessary since revisions only need to be made in one central location.
Digital transformation is a unique journey that requires multiple pieces to come together. Next phases of the transformation include the AILA app, member management with improved interface and workflow efficiency. Conference management and talent database that will improve registration and conference creation process. Followed by e-commerce, account & reports, online community and other management tools. Resulting in a comprehensive, mobile-friendly system that allows AILA staff to manage all of AILA’s tools, offerings and resources in a centralized location. For an enhanced seamless member experience that is cohesive from one AILA property to another.
Implemented modern password security requirements + updated password storage with salting and hashing vs. plaintext
Used AWS Cognito for MFA to replace IP whitelisting, which allowed admins to access systems remotely instantly
Eliminated Data Silos
Registration forms were unified to one central location, reducing the amount of time needed for revisions and reducing risk of data inconsistency