On February 8, ITS Identity and Access Management (IAM) will disable the ITS Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). If you have Samba file servers that are more than about 10 years old, you may want to verify your configurations. WINS is a now-deprecated predecessor to Domain Name Service (DNS) and was necessary for Windows NT, Windows 98, and… Read More »
While the famous football rivalry gets all the press, it’s easy to forget that U-M and Ohio State University are partners in a variety of ways off the field. The two schools are partnering in identity and access management (IAM) to identify short-term problems to solve together, and to develop shared future IAM approaches and solutions. “In today’s… Read More »
“How do I get access to —?” is likely not an unfamiliar question. The ability to answer often relies on knowing a sometimes complex network of requests and approval processes, which can span academic and administrative offices. Three campus units partnered with ITS to take an important step towards improving how access is managed in their unit. The… Read More »
The ITS Identity and Access Management functional and operations team successfully upgraded the MCommunity ecosystem in October, 2018. This project involved upgrades of the Identity Manager and eDirectory systems. It was the final phase of an 18-month effort to transition the MCommunity ecosystem off of virtual hardware and onto a hybrid virtual/physical hardware architecture with an eye towards… Read More »
The Role and Access Management Project selected and began to create a tool to improve how access is granted and revoked at U-M. The tool is designed to accelerate start-up time for new employees, improve data security, replace some manual processes, increase the ability to track and report on access, and simply make it easier for authorized individuals to access the right U-M resources when they need them.
The Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) program began 18 months ago to improve how people obtain and use accounts to access U-M services. The program came to an official close this summer. The program’s ambitious scope included the entire U-M community—Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine. The team sought to reduce today’s pain points and to plan for improvements into the future.
A new option for securely and conveniently resetting a forgotten UMICH (Level-1) password is now available. In the past, if you forgot your UMICH password, you had to request a password reset code be sent to a non-UMICH email account. Now you may send the password reset code to your phone as a text message. (Standard text message… Read More »
If you forget your UMICH (Level-1) password and want to reset it yourself, you can do so only if you previously saved account recovery information at UMICH Account Management. That’s because the university needs to know where to send you a password-reset code. Most new students and employees now provide account recovery information as part of self-serve uniqname setup, but many of… Read More »
Dearborn ITS recently launched new processes for improving student identity management. Robert Ward (Enterprise Application manager) partnered with the Account Lifecycle Optimization (ALO) project team, UM-Dearborn Registrar and Admissions to develop new solutions with his team for improving student identity management. Uniqname student self-service UM-Dearborn leveraged the work of the ALO project to improve the uniqname account creation for… Read More »
With one calendar year under its belt, the Enterprise Identity Access Management (EIAM) program reflects on its 2017 accomplishments. Launched in January 2017, the program coordinates and unites IAM efforts for all U-M campuses—Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint, and Michigan Medicine—to improve the technology and administrative processes that allow authorized individuals to access U-M resources. Below is a partial… Read More »
A new Identity and Access Management (IAM) service is a gamechanger in helping the Alumni Association fulfill its mission to connect alumni with services that nurture an ongoing relationship with the university. “Using social login allows the Alumni Association to overcome the single biggest barrier for providing alumni access to our online services and alumni benefits,” says Andre… Read More »
The ITS Identity & Access Management team (IAM) is exploring how the university could begin moving away from use of cosign authentication and toward more modern, flexible, supportable alternatives. Cosign has been the university’s secure single sign-on web authentication system for more than 15 years. Originally designed at U-M, the open source software was once widely used across… Read More »
“To best support the collaborative work of our faculty, staff, and students, we must make their identity, roles, and access seamless as they move within multiple areas of U-M,” said Andrew Rosenberg, M.D., chief information officer for Michigan Medicine. “Our current methods rely on dozens of poorly connected IT systems,” he added. “Centralizing these activities in terms of… Read More »
The ITS Identity and Access Management team is exploring Privileged Access Management (PAM) and third-party solutions to mitigate U-M’s cybersecurity risk exposure.
With several projects already underway, the Enterprise Identity and Access Management (EIAM) program wants to help the university’s IT and administrative community stay on top of the latest news, outreach activities, and ongoing plans to improve how people obtain and use U-M accounts and access U-M resources. The program recently launched two new resources to stay connected: EIAM… Read More »