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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
- Portal Conference 2007
June 27, 2007
These are slides and videos from the second annual Portal Conference at Gettysburg College, held June 5-8, 2007. These are slides and videos fr…
- Homegrown Wireless LAN Security
January 1, 2004
The Penn State network holds more than 100,000 registered hosts, with approximately 200 connecting wirelessly. With the growing demand for wireless (802.11b) access to the Penn State network, we …
- Integrating Vulnerability Scanning with Web Authentication
January 1, 2004
During fall 2003, a large scale Internet worm (W32.Blaster) exploited a widely known Windows operating system vulnerability throughout academic institutions in the United States. This worm infect…
- Unauthenticated Authentication: Null Bytes and the Affect on Web-based
January 1, 2006
This paper describes a vulnerability that may affect web-based applications that insecurely implement LDAP simple binds for the authentication of users. Web-based applications that fail to properly…
- A Report on the Identity Management Summit
January 1, 2006
As part of the EDUCAUSE 2006 Program Plan, EDUCAUSE is holding several summits on topics of importance to higher education designed to bring together thought leaders and experts in the community …
- Fourteenth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting
January 1, 2006
These are presentations from the Fourteenth Fed/Ed PKI Coordination Meeting, held in Washington DC, December 14, 2006. These are presentations from the…
- Most Improved: How Four Institutions Developed Successful IT Security Programs
November 3, 2006
Researchers conducted this in-depth case study to complement the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. The case study examines how four higher education instit…
- E07 Podcast: Extending Enterprise Authentication and Authorization in Higher Education
September 4, 2008
This 41 minute podcast features a session from the EDUCAUSE 2007 Annual Conference entitled, " Extending Enterprise Authentication and Authorization in Higher Education: Building on the Suc…
- Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006
October 11, 2006
Presentation at EDUCAUSE 2006, October 9-12, 2006, Dallas, Texas. This presentation summarizes the findings of the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research 2006 study of information technology s…
- Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006 – Key Findings
October 12, 2006
This document presents the key findings of the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts …