Access to Online Services Should be Simple and Secure-Not Frustrating

Posted by Dedra Chamberlin on May 11, 2020 3:12:44 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 11:02:43 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

Recent email from Google regarding shutdown of Google+ APIs

Posted by Mark Rank on Jan 30, 2019 2:26:18 PM

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 5:02:23 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 6:06:44 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

October 8, 2018 Google announcement on protecting data and sunsetting Google+

Posted by Mark Rank on Oct 8, 2018 7:17:10 PM

Cirrus Identity is carefully monitoring the October 8, 2018 Google announcement on protecting data and sunsetting Google+ APIs (https://www.blog.google/technology/safety-security/project-strobe/).

Customers of Cirrus Identity may contact support@cirrusidentity.com with specific questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Mark Rank
Director of Product and Customer Success

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Topics: Social Identity, Service Changes

September 28, 2018 Facebook Security Update

Posted by Mark Rank on Sep 28, 2018 5:50:55 PM

Cirrus Identity is carefully monitoring the September 28, 2018 Facebook security update (https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/09/security-update/).

Customers of Cirrus Identity may contact support@cirrusidentity.com with specific questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Mark Rank
Director of Product and Customer Success

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Topics: Social Identity, Security

Facebook V2.6 API Upgrade Reminders - No Action Required

Posted by Mark Rank on Jul 9, 2018 4:15:17 PM

Some of our customers may have received one or more messages from Facebook that look like the following:

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Topics: Social Identity, Service Changes

Streamlining College Applicant Login Using Social Login

Posted by Kaia Brem on May 23, 2018 1:20:41 PM
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

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

Posted by Kaia Brem on Mar 2, 2017 3:07:38 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