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Identity management refers to the policies, processes, and technologies that establish user identities and enforce rules about access to digital resources. In a campus setting, many information systems–such as e-mail, learning management systems, library databases, and grid computing applications–require users to authenticate themselves (typically with a username and password). An authorization process then determines which systems an authenticated user is permitted to access. With an enterprise identity management system, rather than having separate credentials for each system, a user can employ a single digital identity to access all resources to which the user is entitled. Federated identity management permits extending this approach above the enterprise level, creating a trusted authority for digital identities across multiple organizations. In a federated system, participating institutions share identity attributes based on agreed-upon standards, facilitating authentication from other members of the federation and granting appropriate access to online resources. This approach streamlines access to digital assets while protecting restricted resources. [Source: 7 Things You Should Know About Federated Identity Management]
- Toolkit for Developing an Identity and Access Management (IAM) Program, The IAM Program Outline has been created as a roadmap for institutions to use in developing an IAM program or to address gaps in their current offerings.
- 2011 ECAR Identity Management in Higher Education Report
- EDUCAUSE/InCommon Partnership: EDUCAUSE has partnered with the InCommon Federation to provide members who use our web resources, the benefits and ease of Federated Identity Management access.
- Identity & Access Management (IAM) Discussion Group: EDUCAUSE operates an open mailing list for general discussion of Identity and Access Management (IAM) topics and maintains a website with additional resources and links.
- IAM Tools & Effective Practices Wiki: This wiki provides a set of resources for IAM Architects to use in implementing a cohesive program on their respective campuses.
- IAM Online: IAM Online is a monthly series delivering interactive education on Identity and Access Management (IAM), including federated identity management essentials, advanced issues in IAM, and hot topics from the EDUCAUSE community. Experts will provide overviews, answer questions and lead discussions.
- InCommon: The InCommon Federation eliminates the need for researchers, students, and educators to maintain multiple passwords and usernames. Online service providers no longer need to maintain user accounts. Identity providers manage the levels of their users' privacy and information exchange. InCommon also offers a Certificate Service for the higher education community. InCommon also offers a Certificate Service for the higher education community, as well as a number of training and education programs such as CAMP.
- The Information Security Guide, maintained by the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC), includes a chapter on Access Control.
- National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC): Resources include a July 2011 response to the Department of Commerce Notice of Inquiry for Models for a Governance Structure for NSTIC (prepared by EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and InCommon).
- Shibboleth®: The Shibboleth System is a standards based, open source software package for web single sign-on across or within organizational boundaries. It allows sites to make informed authorization decisions for individual access of protected online resources in a privacy-preserving manner.
- US Trust Federations: This community collaboration group is exploring the building of federations within and across state boundaries. Invited participants include StateNets and Higher Education Systems staff. This effort is supported by and .
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Identity and Access Management
- OpenID: Decentralised Single Sign-on for the Web
April 30, 2007
"OpenID is a single sign-on system for the Internet which puts people in charge. OpenID is a user-centric technology which allows a person to have control over how their Identity is both man…
- Fifteenth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting
June 14, 2007
These are presentations from the Fifteenth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting, held in Washington DC, June 14 , 2007. These are presentations from t…
- Universal Authentication
January 1, 2006
Leading the development of a privacy-protecting online ID system, Scott Cantor is hoping for a safer Internet. Leading the development of a privacy-pro…
- The University of Texas System: "Extending the Reach" Case Studies
January 1, 2006
In an effort to enable greater synergy and collaboration among its institutions and better serve their broad constituencies, The University of Texas System (UT System) set out in 2004 to create a c…
- Tenth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting
January 1, 2004
Presentations from the Tenth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting, December 15, 2004. Presentations from the Tenth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting, December…
- Ninth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting
January 1, 2004
Presentations from the Ninth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting, June 16, 2004. Presentations from the Ninth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting, June 16, 200…
- Authentication Etc. Workshop
January 1, 2002
Various presentations from the September 2002 Common Solutions Group meeting. These presentations focused on authentification, PKI, WebISO, Shibboleth, Enterprise Authz and legacy apps, grid techno…