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Federated identity management

Description

Federated identity management allows members of one organization to use their authentication credentials to access a web application in another institution. UM participates in the InCommon federation that includes education, research and partner organizations. The federation provides a common framework for trusted shared management of access to online resources. Through InCommon, identity providers can give their users single sign-on convenience and privacy protection, while online service providers control access to their protected resources.

  • Through InCommon, campuses leverage their identity databases to allow for the use of one set of credentials to access multiple resources.
  • Online service providers no longer need to maintain user accounts.
  • Identity providers manage the levels of their users' privacy and information exchange.
  • InCommon uses SAML-based authentication and authorization systems (such as Shibboleth) to enable scalable, trusted collaborations among its community of participants.

How to request

Email gary.trethewey@umontana.edu 

Charge

No charge.

Eligibility

Anyone with an official UM identity.

Availability

24x7

Support

 IT Central Help Desk at 243-4357 or visit Social Sciences 120, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Primary owner

Directory Services