News & Events

Grouper 2.6 Upgrade Completed

May 22, 2022
IAM is pleased to announce the release of Grouper 2.6 on May 22, 2022, a significant upgrade from the prior 2.4 version. The upgrade delivers the following benefits along with minor UI enhancements. See the attached Grouper 2.6 Release Notes for more details.
  • Improved system performance
  • Allows for authorization using combined HarvardKey Light (HKL) and HarvardKey (HUID-holding) identities
  • Introduces more reliable provisioning to Harvard-LDAP, HLS-LDAP and University-AD
  • Uses container deployments to deliver updates more...
Read more about Grouper 2.6 Upgrade Completed

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...

Read more about POI Policy Updates
People Change Icon

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.  ...

Read more about New Director of Identity & Access Management Services Named

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...

Read more about Harvard Key Light Project Underway

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...

Read more about 2019: A Big Year for IAM Upgrades