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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
- Balancing Security and Privacy in Times of Cyberterror
March 13, 2007
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2007
Technology gives us the ability to create a surveillance society beyond anything Orwell could have imagined. Our limitations are no longer external but internal: We must choose how much privacy we&…
- Balancing Technology and Privacy: The Directory Conundrum
January 19, 2007
A session at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2007
When the University of Maryland implemented a directory to facilitate authentication and access to services, we struggled with balancing the need to keep data private against making data accessible…
- Cloud Computing Policy and Legal Issues
March 16, 2010
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2010
As institutions explore alternative IT sourcing strategies, including cloud computing, there are a variety of policy and legal issues that must be carefully considered as part of the planning proce…
- Information Privacy: Public Policy and Institutional Policies
January 1, 2004
Privacy and security have become major policy concerns, both within the halls of Congress and institutions of higher education. New legislative and regulatory proposals aim to enhance cyber securit…
- Leadership Discussion: Identity and Access Management in Higher Education
March 18, 2013
A session at the Midwest Regional Conference
Has your campus established an enterprise strategy for identity and access management? Does your IAM architecture facilitate easy migration to the cloud? Is your IAM system standards-based and in…
- Making Recarding Make Money and Progress in Security
March 13, 2006
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2006
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will describe how it issued 25,000 new ID cards in a nine-month project, making $2,000,000 in the process. This project also brought together departments across m…
- Providing Secure Access to On and Off-Campus Resources: A Case Study in Federated Identity
January 8, 2009
A session at the EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference 2009
The demand for secure access to a variety of resources both on and off campus continues to grow. These needs present new challenges for IT staff, as ease of access must be balanced with security an…
- Security and Identity Management for Small Colleges
March 22, 2005
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2005
Ensuring integrity and availability of information resources and safeguarding personal information and institutional assets have become essential responsibilities in academic settings. What are eff…
- The Truth about Deploying an Identity Management System and How It Can Be Accomplished
May 30, 2013
A session at the Southeast Regional Conference
Is your organization thinking about or deploying an identity and access management system? Are you tired of sitting through presentations and reading white papers about how vendors or other organ…
- What's Your Strategy? Using Federated Identity Management to Address the Challenges of Improving Privacy and Security
March 15, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference 2011
In this panel session we will explore strategies that several universities use to address the challenges of using federated identity management (IdM) to improve privacy and security. These strategi…