ELM 9.X: SCORM Content Not Authenticate from Peoplesoft PIA to Launch Content URL
Last updated on NOVEMBER 29, 2016
Applies to:PeopleSoft Enterprise ELM Enterprise Learning Management - Version 9.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
ELM 9.2 Content URL Security Issue.
A user from going to the web server that the content is on and opening up a browser and pointing to the content without going through the ELM system.
A content is on a web server xyz and the content is in a folder called content/AICC/123.
When a SCORM content is launched, a new window is opened and the URL to launch the course is displayed in the address bar.
There is no ID and password asked when such a URL is used. There is not a way to control someone going to http://xyz/content/AICC/123/.html and launch the content.
If the content on a client web server is not protected with a firewall or intranet security, it is possible that a user can gain access to the SCORM class outside of PIA.
Expected to have a content authentication by login as PeopleSoft user to launch the content.
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
- Click on URL
- Course will begin bypassing PeopleSoft ELM sign on page.
Due to this issue, this causes security concerns for company because it will allow non employees to access proprietary information.
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