Managing Affiliate, Alumni, and Other Identities with COmanage

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / Noon MT / 11 am PT

COmanage might be the most useful identity management tool that you have never used.  COmanage Registry is an identity registry and lifecycle management system designed to track complex and typically transient affiliations. The registry maintains identity data, tracks groups and roles, and provisions to directories and other services.

Join us for the April IAM Online to hear two case studies for the use of COmanage:

  • Lafayette College will discuss how COmanage filled operational gaps in their identity management system by becoming the source system for affiliates of the College such as auditors, contractors, and employees of outsourced services such as dining. COmanage is authoritative for identity data, tracks sponsors, provisions NetIDs in LDAP, and manages the identity lifecycle, including account renewals.
  • Colorado State University has just launched COmanage as an entity registry and account linking system for alumni, as well as donors accessing the university’s Donor Connect system with external identities. This is the first phase of this project, which will soon include access to resources provided by the Registrar and parent/guardian access to student bills, class schedules, etc.

COmanage is one component in the TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research) suite, along with Shibboleth and Grouper.

Jeff Ruch, Colorado State University
Janmarie Duh, Lafayette College

Bill Thompson, Lafayette College

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