Whether looking to train employees or run a commercial training business, it’s essential to consider LMS’ security features. Here is a list of the most important LMS security features that should be demanded.
Centralised Authentication Management
What makes SSO important from a security perspective is that it will allow a user to centralise any authentication management for all attributes online. As a result, user IT department can apply the same security policies and restrictions to the company’s intranet, third-party cloud services that can be used, and training portals. Also, there is only one way to manage users, roles and permissions.
Encrypted and Reliable Network Protocol
The user represents a user account. SSL uses a very reliable network protocol (HTTP) and adds encryption, so user web browsing is safe. In other words, SSL is the technology behind the small green padlock in the browser’s address bar, which can notify the person whenever the user site is doing business safely.
On the other hand, permissions represent the actions that a user logged into the system should perform. Web applications have permissions that allow administrators to assign to a user that can let them perform certain operations or change different system functions. For example, if users must be able to edit courses, they must have Edit Course permissions. If they must be allowed to create new courses, they must be assigned the “Create Course” permission.
Without permissions, any logged-in user can perform any operation on their eLearning portal without any restrictions. This will include students editing training content or reading private data from other users. In addition to Users and Privileges, most systems also support a method of grouping related privileges and assigning all privileges at once. For example, a user named “Teacher” can group permissions such as “Create Course”, “Edit Course”, “Create Test”, etc.
When utilising LMS for corporate training in the cloud, there may be restrictions to the registration of employees on the user e-learning portal. Registration options will enable the owner to do just that. For example, there is an ability to configure the LMS only to allow registrations for specific domains or each registration manually approved by the administrator. Authentication options are similar in concept, but they worry users when they can log in to their e-learning portal.
To alleviate this problem with passwords with modern web platforms provide administrators with some password-related configuration. The user is required to enter a password that contains at least N characters, at least one or more mixed digits or capital letters, and so on. Password settings can also be used to impose a password expiration date, after which the user is required to provide a new password (this makes old broken passwords useless to hackers).
Whether using LMS for in-house company training or a commercial e-learning business, security is a top priority, not a temporary matter. TalentLMS for example, is a platform built with security in mind and provides all the necessary security integrations and options that serve as a final part of user online company assets.