Multilateral Federations and Azure AD

Posted by Cirrus Learning Center Team on Nov 20, 2020 8:46:03 AM

Multilateral Federation and Azure AD - The Challenge

Multilateral federation facilitates collaboration across multiple organizations around the world. It is a critical component to Identity and Access Management architecture in higher education and research. Azure AD does not support multilateral federation natively, but there are solutions available to fill the gap.

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Topics: Higher Education, Federated Identity Management, Identity and Access Management, Azure AD

What is an Identity Registry?

Posted by Cirrus Learning Center Team on Oct 19, 2020 1:50:38 PM

An Identity Registry is a system which registers and maintains information about entities of interest to the organization operating the registry, and to make this information available to other systems. This definition comes from the Identity Registries Team in the now-retired CIFER (Community Identity Framework for Education and Research) group organized by Internet2.

The concept of an Identity Registry is not new, though the language describing it tends to be unique to Higher Education. 

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Topics: Identity and Access Management, Learning Center

What is a System of Record?

Posted by Cirrus Learning Center Team on Aug 20, 2020 4:15:37 PM

In identity management, a System of Record is an authoritative source for data about user or other entity. At many higher education institutions, the System of Record is the starting point for creating a directory of users including students, staff, and other people associated with the institution.

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Topics: Higher Education, Identity and Access Management, Learning Center

What is Identity Management?

Posted by Cirrus Learning Center Team on Aug 11, 2020 5:53:55 PM

Identity Management (also known as Identity and Access Management, or IAM) is a set of systems and processes for managing how people in an organization authenticate themselves to IT systems and what resources they can access. Identity management is usually undertaken by IT staff specialising in user management and security.

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Topics: Identity Management, Learning Center

Recent Twitter security announcement

Posted by Mark Rank on Jul 16, 2020 2:24:40 PM
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Topics: Social Identity, Security

Cirrus Identity and COVID-19

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on May 19, 2020 6:10:57 PM

Universities across the country are still grappling with the impact of migrating many of their services online this past Spring.

For next Fall, whether campuses open for in-person instruction, or opt for online only instruction, most campuses will need to significantly expand their support of online services for next year.

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Topics: Identity and Access Management, COVID-19

Cirrus Identity - Relieving Stress for IT Staff

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on May 19, 2020 5:01:20 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unparalleled pressures on IT teams in Higher Education.

On top of existing project lists that were challenging to manage, staff have been asked to support the migration of many, many services to online delivery virtually overnight.

Cirrus Identity can help!

 

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Topics: Higher Education, Identity and Access Management

Access to Online Services Should be Simple and Secure-Not Frustrating

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on May 11, 2020 12:12:44 PM

EDUCAUSE SPC is including a focus on mental health related to delivering technology services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cirrus Identity is not a mental health company, but a huge part of our passion is designing solutions that reduce the time and frustration users experience when accessing digital services. 

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Topics: Social Identity, Higher Education, OpenID Connect, Guest Accounts, Security

Introducing Shared Cirrus Identity API keys for Cirrus Gateway

Posted by Mark Rank on Dec 2, 2019 8:02:43 AM

Why The Change?

This notice talks about the new Shared API Key for the Cirrus Gateway. Existing customers do not need to take any action at this time.

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Topics: Social Identity, Cirrus Identity

Recently announced security issue CVE 2019-3465

Posted by Mark Rank on Nov 6, 2019 3:29:42 PM
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Topics: SAML