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Secure Home allows authorized users to access its applications and tools in one location. In order to access Secure Home, you need a personal WAMS ID and to have someone grant you access to a Secure Home Application through the District ASM Security Administrators lookup application.

Please use the District ASM Security Administrators lookup to request access for secure applications from your District Security Administrator and/or the Application Administrators in your district.  This link will also provide a list of applications that are available through Secure Home.

How do I get access to Secure Home?

In order to gain access to a Secure Home application, you will need to contact the Application Administrator for the application to which you want access. You can use the District ASM Security Administrators lookup application to do this or if you know the name of the person at your district who has the Application Administrator role, you may contact the administrator directly. If there is no Application Administrator, contact your District Security Administrator to have an Application Administrator assigned for the application.

How do I use Secure Home?

Log in to Secure Home with your WAMS ID. (See the WAMS Guide for more information on the WAMS ID.)

Once you log in to Secure Home with your WAMS ID, the applications to which you have access will be listed and you can click from your list of available secure applications.

Getting Started in Your District

Each district can have only one District Administrator. The District Administrator is responsible for either taking on the responsibility of District Security Administrator (DSA) or delegating that authority to another individual.

  • District Administrator must have a personal WAMS ID associated with his or her district email address, as the WAMS ID is needed to complete the District Administrator Authorization Form.
  • If the District Administrator chooses to delegate the District Security Administrator (DSA) role, the District Administrator must have the delegate's WAMS ID before the District Administrator Authorization Form request is made.
  • To make a District Security Administrator (DSA) request, the District Administrator fills out the online District Administrator Authorization Form to indicate he or she understands student data privacy and confidentiality, understands the responsibilities of DSA, and passes along the knowledge to the delegates.
  • District Administrator will update the form, review responsibility, sign, designate or remove District Security Administrator(s) (DSA), and submit the form for approval. The form will then be routed to DPI to review request for approval.

The District Administrator has several responsibilities for student data privacy and confidentiality including annually reviewing the DPI Data Access Authorization and determining who will be the District Security Administrator(s) (DSA). The District Administrator is also responsible for the District's data policy required under §118.125(2). Please visit Student Data Privacy Resources for more information.

 

Need access to a Secure Home Application?

Secure Home application security is administered by each district using the District ASM Security Administrators lookup application. The District ASM Security Administrators lookup application has three levels of security. Most individuals will be Application Users (Level 3 security). There will be a limited number of Application Administrators (district Level 2 security) and District Security Administrators (DSA) (district Level 1 security).

 

I need the ability to assign security administrators

for a Secure Home Application.

 

Security Role

District Security Administrator (Level 1 Security)

How does this security role use ASM?

Responsibility?

 

  • Uses District ASM Security Administrators lookup application to assign access to Application Administrators.
  • Assigns or Removes Application Administrator(s) to each Secure Home Application.
How Many? Recommend 1 or 2 for the District
Steps
  1. Have a valid WAMS ID, the District Administrator can request access via the District Administrator Authorization Form to DPI.
  2. Don't have WAMS ID? Navigate to WAMS icon.
  3. Once the District Security Administrator (DSA) access is granted to District ASM Security Administrators lookup application, the District Security Administrator (DSA) will log in to Secure Home and assign or remove Application Administrators for each Secure Home Application.

 

I need the ability to add users and apply role security

for a Secure Home application.

 

Security Role

Application Administrator (Level 2 Security)

How does this security role use ASM?

Responsibility?

  • Uses District ASM Security Administrators lookup application to assign secure application access to users.
  • Assigns or Removes Application Users and User Role permissions to a Secure Home Application.
How Many? Recommend 1 or 2 per Application
Steps
  1. Have a valid WAMS ID, have a District Security Administrator grant you access to be an Application Administrator.
  2. Don't have WAMS ID? Navigate to WAMS icon.
  3. Go to District Security Administrators application and select your district to get a list of District Security Administrators.
  4. If you do not have a District Security Administrator listed, contact your District Administrator to request one from DPI. 

 

I need access to a Secure Home application.

 

Security Role

Application User (Level 3 Security) 

How does this security role use ASM?

Responsibility?

  • Does not use District ASM Security Administrators lookup application.
  • Uses Secure Home Applications to perform job duties as assigned.
How Many? Based on Educational Need
Steps
  1. Have a valid WAMS ID, have an Application Administrator assign an Application Role for you.
  2. Don't have WAMS ID? Navigate to WAMS icon.
  3. Go to District Security Administrators and select your district to get a list of Application Administrators.
  4. If you do not have an Application Administrator listed for the application to which you want access, contact your District Security Administrator to have an Application Administrator assigned for the application.
  5. If you do not have a District Security Administrator listed, contact your District Administrator to request one from DPI.

Security Model Overview

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has many tools and applications to capture and analyze data. The overall goal of DPI is to:

  1. Provide (when appropriate) one process to request access.
  2. Provide one application interface for security administration.
  3. Provide a secure landing page to access secure applications.
  4. Use one login ID and password to access the secure landing page.

DPI has made considerable progress on this effort. The following is now available to districts and schools:

  • An automated District Administrator Authorization Form that you can fill out and submit online.
  • One security administration interface, the Application Security Manager (ASM) for districts and schools to manage user authorizations to secure applications.
  • Secure Home, a secure landing page, for users to access secure applications which they have been granted the appropriate permissions to use, including ASM.
  • One login ID and password to access the secure landing page.
    • The login ID and password utilize the Wisconsin Access Management System (WAMS) for login ID and password management. A WAMS ID is needed for a user to be authenticated to access applications.

DPI requires application security to ensure compliance with all state and federal laws regarding pupil privacy and data security. Additionally, DPI’s security model is designed to allow districts and schools flexibility in assigning access based on the changing needs within their district, while promising that the data provided to DPI from school districts is being accessed only by users whom the district has authorized. This gives your district control over your data while ensuring that pupil records are maintained in a secure and protected environment.

 

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