Cirrus Learning Center Team

Cirrus Learning Center Team
Various members of the Cirrus team contribute to the Cirrus Identity Learning Center.
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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