Sunday 25 September 2022

Studentnet Security & Privacy Credential

Security & Privacy


  • Australian Privacy Awards 2008 – Highly Commended, Microsoft Small Medium Business category

  • Australia New Zealand Internet Awards(ANZIA) 2011, Finalist, Security and Privacy category

Industry Associations


  • Cert Australia Partner – registered with Australian Federal Government’s Defence department Australian Signals Directorate as part of Australia’s Critical Infrastructure

  • Joint Cyber Security Centre(JCSC) – registered Sydney JCSC partner, an initiative of Cert Australia

  • Australian Internet Security Initiative(AISI) – Studentnet was the first education related organisation to participate in and comply with AISI

  • APNIC DASH - Dashboard for Autonomous System Health

  • Payment Card Industry – Data Storage Standard(PCI-DSS) – Studentnet’s facilities have been audited to comply with the standard required for the storage of credit card and financial data even though we do not retain any such data

  • Notifiable Data Breach(NDB) – scheme participant



  • SAML 2

  • oAuth 2

  • Shibboleth

  • OpenID Connect


  • GlobalSwitch data centre

  • NTT connectivity

  • Telstra Connectivity

  • Indicium connectivity

  • Pipe Networks - peering


Wednesday 14 September 2022

Safer Technology for Schools(ST4S) accreditation for Cloudwork


Safer Technologies 4 Schools (ST4S) is a national service that assesses the safety of digital products and services used by Australian schools.

The ST4S badge helps school leaders and educators easily identify
suppliers who have been assessed through the ST4S service. This gives schools peace of mind that simple, easy to understand privacy and security information is available for this supplier’s product, and it meets the minimum required standards for use in the badge program.

Studentnet is proud to advise that Cloudwork has successfully qualified to be part of the Safer Technologies 4 Schools (ST4S) Product Badge Program in 2021.

Undergoing assessment under the ST4S program is part of Studentet's security and safety commitment to the Australian education community.

Sunday 11 September 2022

Studentnet Cloudwork V43 Release Notes: AuthentID School Branded Authenticator

 V43 New Features

  • AuthentID - A new multifactor option has been added. Find the CloudworkID Authenticator on the Apple and Google Play stores today. Available in generic and school branded versions.
  • Improved file uploads - A new sync profile for for uploading files has been added. Over time, we'll be migrating email CSVs to use this new sync profile to provide more reliable and more powerful syncing 
  • Password Complexity - New password complexity options have been added, allowing for more powerful and flexible password and passphrase rules. 
  • MFA - The MFA onboarding workflow has been significantly improved, with better user hints and the ability to continue logging in after enabling SSO 

Bug fixes and improvements

  • OpenID Connect support has been revamped to provide large performance improvements 
  • New event types have been added for geoblocking related authentication failures 
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Azure AD from authenticating SMTP requests correctly 
  • Fixed an issue resulting in user sessions sometimes not lasting as long as expected 
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented Administrators from replacing the logo in the theme 
  • Some changes have been made to improve performance of Adobe syncing. This is the first phase in a longer project to improve support for Adobe 
  • New event types have been added for TASS syncing 
  • Welcome messages have been updated to allow the SIS ID to be included as a template option 
  • Resolved minor security issues