The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and several university partners achieved a huge milestone for Ohio State that has resulted in the streamlining of several processes. The completion of the foundational release of the Identity and Access Management (IdM) Program has consolidated the once disparate processes of: creating individual accounts, managing e-mail delivery, changing passwords, and managing sponsored guests.
Author: Kristina Torres
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is pleased to announce that the Identity and Access Management (IdM) team will begin go-live activities on August 9-12 to implement the final phase of the program’s first release.
Completion of these go-live activities result in:
Soon the Identity and Access Management (IdM) Program will implement the foundation of a new IdM system. There are other key changes and best practices related to implementation of the new IdM system and my.osu.edu with which the Office of the CIO would like you to be familiar.
From the moment we become a member of the university community, we are assigned an Ohio State Username (lastname.#). Our identifying information gets transferred to various systems and modified as we transition from student to alumni to employee to retiree. But how does the university manage all of these transitions in information and affiliation type? How do we use a username and password to tell the difference between you and E. Gordon Gee and a newly enrolled student? Importantly, how do we ensure accuracy, security and privacy protection?
The university recently adopted standard password practices that include a requirement to reset your password every 90 days as well as other minimum requirements for password strength. A new site, my.osu.edu, will go live in August 2011 to aid the transition to the new standard. The change will be felt across our university community, which is why a detailed transition schedule is planned to support colleges and organizational units.