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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
- 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 …
- Federated Access: Identity Management and Access to Protected Resources
June 12, 2007
A session at the EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2007
This session will outline the advantages of organizing working partnerships and business relationships in a federated context. Topics will include InCommon, eAuthentication, and other federations. …
- From Chad to LDAP: Twenty Years of Authorization, Authentication, and Directory Services at UAB
January 1, 2003
In the early 80s, the University of Alabama at Birmingham began implementing authentication and authorization services that have evolved into a full-fledged directory "cloud" supporting L…
- Identity and Access Management: Do You Know Who Your Users Are?
January 1, 2004
A key component of security plans is well-managed access to services that protect online resources and user privacy while enabling ease of use. This session discusses the drivers for and the compon…
- Identity Management at Florida State University
June 6, 2005
A session at the EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2005
Like most universities, Florida State was plagued with too many electronic identities. This presentation will discuss the process of merging the identities, along with the technical and nontechnica…
- Just What Does Someone Have to Do to Gain Access to a Computer in the Library?
May 31, 2012
A session at the Southeast Regional Conference
Find out how authentication is being used in the North Carolina academic libraries (including all community colleges, private colleges, and the UNC system) to control the use of their computers in …
- Leadership Discussion: Identity and Access Management in Higher Education
May 29, 2013
A session at the Southeast 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 inte…
- Middleware--It's Better Than Big E-mail Attachments: Lessons from the NMI TestBed
January 1, 2003
This talk will explain key middleware concepts and relate the University of Alabama at Birmingham's experience using the National Science Foundation's Middleware Initiative ( NMI ) recomm…
- NSF Middleware Initiative and Enterprise Middleware: What Can It Do for My Campus?
January 1, 2004
Now in its third year, the NSF Middleware Initiative (NMI) is releasing open source middleware infrastructure components roughly every six months. Find out what the NMI is and learn more about the …
- Organizing a Campus Change: Planning for Identity and Access Management Improvements at UF
June 3, 2008
A session at the EDUCAUSE Southeast Regional Conference 2008
Leading change across distributed IT service providers requires extensive engagement. Implementing identity and access management (IAM) changes requires involvement of a broad spectrum of constitue…