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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 .
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Identity and Access Management
- Student Success: Connecting Faculty, Counselors, and Students
May 30, 2013
A session at the Southeast Regional Conference
This session will show how the Student Success Plan (SSP) improves retention, academic performance, persistence, graduation rates, and time to degree. The open-source SSP case management software…
- Implementation of OpenRegistry Identity Management for Higher Education
January 17, 2013
A session at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Recently Rutgers University implemented an enterprise-wide "Person Registry" using the OpenRegistry solution, which is a JASIG open-source incubation project led by developers at Rutger…
- Campus Portal and E-Mail in the Cloud
June 2, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2011
Augusta State University recently replaced its in-house SunGard Luminis portal with myCampus from CampusEAI and its in-house e-mail system with the Microsoft Live@edu. Both are cloud-based systems …
- Different Strokes for Similar Folks: ERP, Wireless
March 13, 2006
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2006
From nearly identical legacy systems, Fort Hays State University (FHSU) and Wichita State University have taken very different and successful paths to providing new ERPs. Pittsburg State University…
- Homegrown Single Sign On at UM - St. Louis
March 22, 2005
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2005
This presentation will cover the development of the SSO project at UM–St. Louis and its use in the development of the campus portal. It will outline fundamental concepts and components necessary …
- Sun Microsystems, Inc., An EDUCAUSE Gold Partner - Corralling Computing, Culture, and Collaboration for Seamless Integration
March 23, 2005
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2005
Western Michigan University is meeting the challenge of implementing an electronic communication system rollout; replacing an old student information system; starting a Sun Center of Excellence for…