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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

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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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PI-15 Complete, PI-16 Begins

October 23, 2018

After a brief hiatus of status reporting the IAM team is happy to report PI-15 (July - Sept 2018) is complete and PI-16 (end of 2018) has begun. PI-15 saw a tremendous volume of work to move all IAM hosts out of the 60 Oxford Street Datacenter and we are pleased to report that we have no active servers in 60 Oxford Street! A quick summary of PI-15 and PI-16 goals overview is below.

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IAM PI-15 - Sprint 4 Complete

August 30, 2018

The fourth sprint of the 15th quarter of IAM development is complete and we continued a large percentage of our commitments including implementing a new card type to allow DCE students access to the libraries. The details of Sprint 4 are as follows:

PI-15 Feature Progress

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