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

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

Cirrus Identity at EDUCAUSE 2018

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 9, 2018 7:04:36 AM

 

Our final year as a Startup Alley graduate!

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Topics: Higher Education, EDUCAUSE, Identity and Access Management

Streamlining College Applicant Login Using Social Login

Posted by Kaia Brem on May 23, 2018 10:20:41 AM
AN IDENTITY MANAGEMENT NIGHTMARE - PART 2 OF 3

Introduction from Cirrus Identity CEO, Dedra Chamberlin:

One of the biggest pain points in Higher Education is the ridiculous number of user accounts High School students have to create when applying to college. Cirrus Identity was fortunate to have an intern who recently went through the process, and was willing to blog about it! Without further ado, here is part 2 of her post...

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Topics: Social Identity, College, Higher Education, Federated Identity Management, Identity and Access Management, Applying to College

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

How Many User Accounts Does it Take to Apply to College?

Posted by Kaia Brem on Mar 2, 2017 12:07:38 AM

An Identity Management Nightmare - Part 1 of 3

This blog also published on medium.

Introduction from Cirrus Identity CEO, Dedra Chamberlin

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Topics: Social Identity, College, Higher Education, Federated Identity Management, EdTech, Identity and Access Management

Login User Experience: Before and After Cirrus Identity

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Aug 27, 2015 7:00:00 AM

We are working with Newcastle University in the motherland. Here is what their log-in process looked like before Cirrus Identity.

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Topics: Social Identity, Higher Education

Enabling University Parent Login with the Cirrus Gateway

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Aug 16, 2015 10:08:00 AM

At the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), new students and their parents attend summer orientations to learn all about the campus. Parents always ask, “how can I access information about my child's course schedule, tuition, and their grades”? Up until Cirrus Identity, the answer has been, "talk to your kid!" As parents, we know that is often a difficult task as students are engrossed in their college lives. Parents need a way to check in without having to track down their sons and daughters.

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Topics: Higher Education

ePPN Anyone?

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Jul 23, 2015 9:00:00 PM

One of the most widely adopted unique identifiers in higher education federated identity management is eduPersonPrincipalName (ePPN), defined as part of the eduPerson LDAP schema established by Internet2’s Middleware Architecture Committee for Education (MACE-dir). Historically, ePPN is defined by a campus and includes a local, unique identifier (netID) scoped at the campus domain, e.g. netID@university.edu.

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Topics: Higher Education, OpenID Connenct, SAML, Federated Identity Management, EdTech