Learn about the UCPath Identity and Access Management (IDM/AIM) Project
The University of California is replacing its current Payroll and Personnel System (PPS) with Oracle PeopleSoft (PSft) HCM. One of the many technical projects within this replacement program is Identity Management (IDM) or Access and Identity Management (AIM). These terms describe the management of individual users, their authentication, authorization and privileges within or across system and enterprise boundaries. They relate to how users are authenticated (identified) and their actions authorized across computer networks. Both of these terms fall under the umbrella of IT security.
The Single Sign-On (SSO) tool used as UCSD is Shibboleth. Shibboleth is an open-source product that provides Single Sign-On capabilities and allows sites to make informed authorization decisions for individual access of protected online resources in a privacy-preserving manner. It allows people to sign in, using just one “identity”, to various systems run by different organizations or institutions. These organizations or institutions are often universities or public service organizations.
This project develops the campus strategy which includes the upgrade to Shibboleth 2.0 as well as any necessary architectural changes that may improve the current methods of providing identity and access management.