Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Resources for getting started in Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Recently a NSF project asked CTSC about some resources for getting started in identity and access management. The following was our response:


In terms of some guidance on IAM, the Higher Ed Information Security Guide has a good primer on Identity and Access Management:

And while parts are specific to InCommon, other parts of the CI InCommon Roadmap are more general and would serve you well even if you use, e.g., Google Ids:

In terms of examples from other NSF CI projects, work from OOI and DataONE serves as good examples:

http://mule1.dataone.org/ArchitectureDocs-current/design/Authentication.html

Edited to add...

[9/12] The COmanage project has a IdM Requirements Assessment process for virtual or collaborative organizations (VOs/COs): https://spaces.internet2.edu/display/COmanage/CO+Requirements+Assessment

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