About Overt Software

About Overt

Overt Software Solutions is an established company founded in 2010.

We are based in the UK, and provide solutions to businesses and educational institutions all over the world.

Most important of all are our customers. Since day one, our ethos of exceptional service and honest expert advice has been at the heart of everything we do.

We believe the benefits of Open Source software are; lower cost of ownership, no vendor lock in, better security and ease of customisation.

Overt Software specialise in providing installation, support and project management services, particularly in the areas of Federated Access Management, cloud computing and Virtual Learning Environments.

Our Specialities

What we do best

Open Source Specialists
Single Sign On & Access Management
Virtual Learning Environments
Hosting & IaaS

Overt Company Timeline

We have a great heritage

  • 2002 JISC KC-ROLO

    As part of the Core-Middleware JISC Core Middleware Programme.

  • 2005 JISC CUCKOO Project

    Partnering with Cardiff University, we established a UK Shibboleth infrastructure to assist Shibboleth early adopters.

  • 2008 JISC PAMS Project

    Partnering with Cardiff University we implemented Shibboleth for many service providers.

  • 2008 FEIAMS Project

    Working with Cardiff University we implemented many IdPs to UK FE Institutions.

  • 2009 JiSC IDM Toolkit

    In partnership with LSE, Bristol and Cardiff university we helped create an Identity Management Toolkit.

  • 2010 Overt Software Incorporated

    Overt Software became incorporated as a separate entity in 2010.

  • 2011 KAUST

    We were invited by King Abdullah’s University of Science and Technology to implement their first Shibboleth IdP with Load Balancing.

  • 2012 IDM Toolkit Review

    A review of the IDM tool kit took place.

  • 2012/2013 - Cloud IdP

    Overt Software introduces the Cloud IdP.

  • 2013 JISC Collections e-Books for Skills Project

    Working in conjunction with JISC and using the Cloud IdP, we provisioned multiple IdPs on the UK Federation for the Training Provider sector.

  • 2013 - Clustered Setups

    In 2013 we perfected clustered Moodle and Shibboleth setups utilising Open Source software, significantly reducing the costs for institutions and increasing productivity and uptime.

  • 2014 Password Reset Tool

    We released our beta AD Password reset tool to aid our Shibboleth clients and to reduce the burden on busy IT Helpdesks.

  • 2014 Shibboleth Stats Service

    After realising that the weakness in Shibboleth is the statistical reporting, we developed a Stats Service (which later developed into our Dashboard) for Shibboleth, utilising new web technologies.

  • 2014 - Shibboleth CP

    In conjunction with the Shibboleth Stats Service project we also begun development of our Shibboleth Control Panel.