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

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

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

Cirrus Identity at Internet2 TechEx 2018

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on Oct 9, 2018 6:54:35 AM
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Topics: Federated Identity Management, 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