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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Cirrus Identity at Internet2 TechEx 2017

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 14, 2017 5:10:33 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 4:54:04 PM

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

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Topics: Higher Education, EDUCAUSE, Identity and Access Management

Introducing Guest Account Management Solutions for Higher Ed

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Jul 29, 2016 9:18:31 AM

Cirrus Identity has been busy expanding our suite of services, and we are proud to announce our new Guest Management package. This packages combines social identity login (with our familiar social-to-saml gateway), a stand-alone external 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

Cirrus is Supporting the Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Feb 11, 2016 8:30:00 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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Topics: Identity Gateway, Use Cases

New Member In UK Federation

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Dec 7, 2015 10:00:00 AM
We are excited to announce that we are officially a member of the UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research!
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Free Jisc Webinar for UK Identity Federation Members

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Dec 3, 2015 10:00:00 AM


Tuesday December 15th

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Topics: Webinars, Federated Identity Management

InCommon-Cirrus Identity Webinar

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Dec 2, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Sometimes a little bit of cloud is all you need!  


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Topics: Webinars

What really matters for college applicants?

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Nov 13, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Today, an article came out in the Huffington Post offering advice about what really matters through the college application process. The key, the author Michael Mulligan, says is to "work hard, do good, and light the fires of your own genuine curiosity". We love that: "Light the fires of your own genuine curiosity." In a world where we have access to as much information as we do, the only way to standout is to be our authentic and passionate selves. YES. 

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Topics: College, Huffington Post

New Website is LIVE!

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Nov 9, 2015 9:00:00 PM

As Cirrus Identity grows, all parts of our business have to change too. We have to find more desks for our team to work at, we have to formalize processes and make them scalable. You get the point.

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Accelerating With 500 Startups

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Nov 5, 2015 7:30:00 AM

We are thrilled to be a part of 500 Startups

3rd quarter has been a whirlwind for us here at Cirrus Identity. Our last post was about adding 4 new members to our Cirrus team. Today we want to share with you that we have joined the 500 Startups Accelerator in Mountain View, California. 

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