Why are we doing this?
User provisioning to systems outside of Banner (and removing users from those systems) is currently driven by a set of home-grown scripts and processes. While user provisioning is generally done in a timely manner for new constituents, provisioning for returning users and deprovisioning remains troublesome. In addition, when user provisioning does fail it is not always obvious why it failed. The current process is also highly dependent on a single individual for modifications and maintenance. This exposes the process to significant risk due to staff turnover.
This project will provide a stable, reliable, maintainable platform for provisioning and deprovisioning.
How do we judge success? Success metrics
This project will be considered a success if we can replace the functionality of the current system with a production installation of MidPoint capable of:
|What are possible solutions?|
While many Identity Management (IdM) systems exist, few of them are designed for the educational environment. Educational institutions place specific demands on an IdM system which are not necessarily encountered by other types of businesses such as
Over the past several years the Internet2 community has collaborated to develop open-source software packages supporting identity and access management. The Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) program was a three-year initiative (2016-2018) to provide enhancements and sustainability for community-driven identity and access management software and services. The TIER software is now the InCommon Trusted Access Platform (TAP).
By adopting the TAP suite we will gain support from community of like-minded institutions. This collaboration will provide access to resources unavailable due to lack of staff.
We have decided to implement midPoint as a provisioning engine during this project as it has wide adoption in the Collaboration Success Program (CSP) cohort, and is easily extensible via open source connectors. Support for midPoint is available from CSP SMEs, the vendor, consulting agencies, and peers.
Internal Communications Plan
Minimum Viable Project
|Issues tracking||Teamwork is the project management product already in use within the OIT team. While not specifically an Issue Tracking system it will allow us to track issues as tasks, assign users and resources to tasks, and track progress and completion.|
|Who is the customer and how does this help them?|
Office of Information Technology
|Why will the customer want this?|
End users will benefit due to the improved efficiency of the provisioning/deprovisioning process. In the future having a modern IdM platform will allow us to offer additional services such as audits and self-service to customers outside of OIT.
OIT will benefit from increased security, increased stability, and reduced risk.
|Scale and scope|