Dedra Chamberlin

Dedra is an identity management geek who decided to take her experience in higher education identity management and start a company so that she can deliver quality identity services to many campuses and organizations instead of just one. She has led identity and access management strategy at leading universities, as Deputy Director of Identity Management at UC Berkeley and UCSF, and as Chair of UC Trust, the workgroup which sets identity strategy for the University of California system. She has participated in numerous nation-wide identity strategy workgroups and speaks regularly at higher ed IT conferences. Dedra knows the pain points of digital identity management because she’s lived them, and as leader of Cirrus Identity, she is bringing innovative, easy-to-integrate identity solutions to educational institutions and companies around the globe.
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It's Finally Here! The New Cirrus Identity Website
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 11, 2018 4:01:01 PM

The Cirrus Identity team is proud to launch our new and improved website.

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Topics: Cirrus Identity, Federated Identity, Guest Accounts

Cirrus Identity at EDUCAUSE 2018
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 9, 2018 10:04:36 AM


Our final year as a Startup Alley graduate!

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Topics: Higher Education, Identity Management, EDUCAUSE

Cirrus Identity at Internet2 TechEx 2018
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 9, 2018 9:54:35 AM
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Topics: Federated Identity Management, Identity and Access Management

Participate in our College Applicant Survey
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Aug 10, 2018 3:49:30 PM

Cirrus Identity is gathering information about applying to college, from a digital identity management perspective.

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Topics: College, Applying to College, Login

Mark Rank Joins Cirrus Identity!
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 14, 2017 8:15:29 PM

We are thrilled to announce that Mark Rank will be joining Cirrus Identity full-time. Mark is a veteran of higher ed identity, having spent many years at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee wrangling enterprise data and identity management systems. He left UWM to join the identity management team at UCSF, and most recently has served as a Business Analyst and Project Manager at Kaiser Permanente. Mark will serve as Cirrus Identity's Director of Product and Customer Success. There are so many hats Mark can wear, and the startup life will give him the chance to sport them all :-). Mark will officially join at the end of October, and will be attending both the Internet2 Technology Exchange and EDUCAUSE with the Cirrus Identity team. 

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Cirrus Identity at Internet2 TechEx 2017
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 14, 2017 8:10:33 PM

We're happy that this year's Internet2 TechEx meeting is in our back yard! Here's what Cirrus Identity is up to at the conference:

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Innovative Identity Management at EDUCAUSE 2017
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 14, 2017 7:54:04 PM

This year, Cirrus Identity joins the ranks of Startup Alley graduates.

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Topics: Higher Education, Identity Management, EDUCAUSE

Guest Account Management Solutions
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Jul 29, 2016 12:18:31 PM

Cirrus Identity has been busy expanding our suite of services, and we are proud to announce our new Comprehensive Guest Account Management package. This packages combines social identity login (with our familiar social-to-saml gateway), a stand-alone identity provider (branded with your campus look and feel) for users who don't want to use social login, our invitation service, an account linking service, an identity provider proxy, and APIs to integrate with your enterprise identity systems. Together, these services enhance the user experience for guests trying to gain online access at universities.

The growing need for campuses to simplify guest access to online services hasn’t been met with a viable solution, until now.

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Topics: Social Identity, SAML, Federated Identity Management, EdTech

Gravitational Waves
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Feb 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Like many of you, we woke up this morning to confirmations that Gravitational Waves HAVE been detected. This is exciting news for a few reasons. The obvious reason is that this new data will only further our understanding of the universe. 

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New Member In UK Federation
Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Dec 7, 2015 1:00:00 PM
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