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

Recent email from Google regarding shutdown of Google+ APIs

Posted by Mark Rank on Jan 30, 2019 11:26:18 AM

What happened?

On January 29, 2019 Cirrus Identity received an automated message from “GoogleDevelopers-noreply@google.com” with a title of “[Action Required] Google+ APIs and OAuth requests are being shutdown on March 7, 2019” (see above).

Customers have received similar messages and asked if any action is needed. This posting outlines what Cirrus Identity has already done and our recommended action for customers.

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Topics: Social Identity, OpenID Connect, Service Changes

Notice about LinkedIn API V2

Posted by Mark Rank on Dec 17, 2018 2:02:23 PM

What happened?

LinkedIn sent a notice titled "Important updates to the LinkedIn Developers program and APIs" to account holders that have setup API integrations. This would include any administrators that have setup LinkedIn login integrations for the Cirrus Gateway.

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Topics: Social Identity, Service Changes

LinkedIn User Interaction Changes

Posted by Patrick Radtke on Nov 21, 2018 3:06:44 PM

What’s Changing?

LinkedIn has released updates to their APIs and Cirrus Identity will be updating our service to use these new versions. No action is required and no application changes are needed. Your application will still use the same api key/secret, and will still get the same attributes from LinkedIn.

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Topics: Social Identity, Service Changes