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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
January 1, 2001
Safe delivery of reliable authorization data. Safe delivery of reliable authorization data. …
- Shibboleth Identity Management and Fedora Repository Architecture for a Statewide Cyberinfrastructure
February 5, 2009
Architecture for a Statewide CyberinfrastructureThe heart of the statewide NJVid digital video portal is a sophisticated Shibboleth implementation that supports participation by any educational or …
- Stage 5: Federating the Identity: What Does This Mean, What Are the Challenges, and Why You Should Care
February 5, 2009
Federations provide the trust framework, common definitions, and standards-based transport mechanisms for sharing information about our constituents with other institutions. But what does this real…
- Beyond Single Sign-On: Advanced Uses for Shibboleth at USC
March 31, 2008
A session at the EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference 2008
Hear from one of Shibboleth's developers how USC is using Shibboleth to provide web-based services to federated guests and secure access to Google Apps. Additionally, this presentation will de…
- Flexible Access Control: Shibboleth and the InCommon Federation
February 20, 2008
A session at the EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference 2008
Texas A&M deployed Shibboleth single sign-on and federating software to control access to on-campus applications as well as licensed third-party course content through the InCommon Federation a…
- NJVid - A Statewide Video-on-Demand Repository
February 13, 2008
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a 3-year grant for nearly a million dollars to a partnership between William Paterson University, Rutgers University Libraries and NJ…
- Management Discussion for Deployed Campuses: Web SSO
June 26, 2007
Following up on the previous topic, this discussion session will explore the issues and strategies presented. In particular, the group will consider institutional practices and determine if common…
- Introduction to Shibboleth Attribute Delivery
June 26, 2007
Many applications (even intracampus) derive benefit from knowing something about the browser user. This session will provide an overview of Shibboleth as an option for managing the process of m…
- Introduction to Shibboleth WebSSO
June 26, 2007
Whether you're implementing your first WebSSO or transitioning to a new one, this session will provide a brief introduction to the concept and business case for intra-campus WebSSO, and an ove…
- Technical Topics for Deployed Campuses: Web SSO
June 26, 2007
For those campuses that have deployed Shibboleth, this technical session will cover advanced topics such as using campus-wide Web SSO, managing metadata for the Web SSO service, avoiding single poi…