Wiki leverages Group Services

January 19, 2018
Wiki uses Groups

Harvard Wiki has integrated with Group Services which enables wiki administrators to apply site permissions to groups of people. This replaces the prior use of iSties groups. As of January 10, 2018, IAM Group Services is live in the wiki and iSites groups are no longer in use. This milestone is the result of collaboration efforts between HUIT’s Academic Technology and IAM. In addition to developing the integrated solution, the teams accomplished the following to enable the transition:

This integration provides wiki administrators with access to use the IAM Reference Groups which contain lists of people based on their Harvard affiliation (e.g. students in a specific school or employees in a specific department) as identified in the IAM Identity Registry. These groups are automatically updated daily to ensure that only those with an active role are included, thus reducing the need for wiki administrators to manually maintain large custom groups. Click here for an overview of IAM Group Services