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POI Policy Updates

August 9, 2021

After rollout of the POI Policy and Portal last month we received a number of policy questions and requests for exceptions. This feedback was brought to the POI Policy Working Group and several revisions were made to the policy that go into effect today.  We’ve summarized these changes below.

1) Reinstitute the Visitor role to support COVID testing
The Visitor role has been reinstated to support...

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New Director of Identity & Access Management Services Named

November 18, 2020

Jason Snyder, HUIT's Chief Technology Officer has announced that Gretchen Gingo will take over as the new Director of Identity and Access Management Services, effective 12/7/2020.  His email announcement follows:

Identity and Access Management services are a critical component for the University application portfolio and the first line of defense for application security. Jane Hill’s retirement at the end of December is impactful – she personifies IAM  - she has led with thoughtfulness, partnership, and expertise.  ...

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Harvard Key Light Project Underway

March 19, 2020
The Identity & Access Management Team has begun work on a new project 'Harvard Key Light'.  The vision for this initiative is to enable an extended population of current and prospective Harvard users to readily access University online resources through simplified and secure processes that improve the user experience and promote active collaboration across and beyond Harvard. 

We know there are additional populations with an affiliation to Harvard who might not have a HUID but need access to online resources, so we plan to offer a service to help...

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2019: A Big Year for IAM Upgrades

January 2, 2020

The HUIT IAM team accomplished several major upgrades to our services during 2019.

In mid-November, HarvardKey Authentication Services were upgraded. Both the Shibboleth Identity Provider service (IdP) and CAS were upgraded successfully.

The IAM Identity Registry was upgraded in October during a HUIT major maintenance window.

In June, the Group Services platform, Grouper, was upgraded to version 2.4.

Earlier in 2019, Sailpoint/IIQ also underwent a major version upgrade.

The HUIT IAM Team would like to thank all the...

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IAM Quarterly Update

February 20, 2019

It has been one full quarter since the last IAM Program update. In this latest progress report we'd like to provide a final status for PI-16 (October - Early January 2019), and for our current Program Increment (PI-17 through the end of March).... Read more about IAM Quarterly Update


IAM PI-16 Mid-Point Update

November 19, 2018

Half of PI-16 (October 2018 - early January 2019) is complete and almost every planned feature has begun. So far we have released an update to improve user opt-in of Office365 and are very intensely focused on preparing for two major upgrades in early January of our Provisioning (IIQ) and Authentication systems.  A quick summary of PI-16 progress is below.

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