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IAM Online – Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3 pm ET / 2 pm CT / 1 pm MT / Noon PT

CIFER: IAM Solutions For the Community From the Community

The CIFER project ( goal is to make radical improvements in higher education Identity and Access Management (IAM) capability, ease of integration, and affordability. CIFER is an agile, comprehensive, federation- and cloud-ready IAM solution suite delivered by and for the higher education community.

CIFER originated from a collaboration among existing open source organizations and builds on existing IAM open source projects. The aim is to create a modular, comprehensive IAM solution specific to higher education and research. You can find out more about CIFER at the project website (the prospectus is particularly informative).

This session will introduce you to CIFER, and also outline ways in which you can become involved. It will also showcase how campuses are beginning to use CIFER to address the challenges of IAM infrastructure and how CIFER is lowering the risks and increasing the benefits.

Please plan to join us! You'll find more information about the presentation at


Dedra Chamberlin, University of California San Francisco and University of California Berkeley
Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin Madison

Host and Moderator: 
Tom Barton, University of Chicago

We use Adobe Connect for slide sharing and audio: For more details, including back-up phone bridge information, see

IAM Online is a monthly online education series including essentials of federated identity management, hot topics from the EDUCAUSE Identity and Access Management Working Group, and emerging topics in IAM. Experts provide overviews, answer questions and lead discussions. IAM is brought to you by Internet's InCommon community and the EDUCAUSE Identity and Access Management Working Group.