Bus Driver Client Portal: NSW STA

NSW State Transit Authority (STA) needed a way to securely communicate with Bus Drivers across the state of NSW in Australia. Bus Drivers were either employed by STA and required payroll information or employed by private bus companies, and required access to timetable information. The solution using Plone's extranet capabilities was cost effective and secure

Background and Motivation

A critical component of the project was the creation of a dedicated client portal for bus drivers across NSW. This portal aimed to provide essential functionalities, including secure login and user setup based on CSVs exported from the HR system, secure access to payroll and leave information, and the establishment of a secure proxy to the internal roster system. This proxy solution enabled the integration of the internal roster system without exposing it to potential security risks on the internet.

Custom Login and User Setup

PretaGov developed a customized login and user setup system tailored to STA's requirements. This system facilitated secure authentication and user management by utilizing CSV files exported from STA's HR system. By automating the user setup process, the solution streamlined access for authorized personnel and ensured data integrity.

Secure Viewing of Payroll and Leave Information

The intranet solution provided secure access to payroll and leave information for STA employees. This feature not only enhanced employee self-service but also adhered to strict security protocols to safeguard sensitive personnel information.

Secure Proxy for Internal Roster System

The project addressed the challenge of providing secure access to the internal roster system. Recognizing the sensitivity of this data and the need for strong security measures, PretaGov established a secure proxy that enabled access to the internal roster system without exposing it to external threats. This approach ensured seamless functionality while maintaining a high level of security.

Conclusion

By leveraging the flexibility of the CMS to handle both extranet and intranet capabilities securely a cost effective and secure solution created that the customer was happy with.