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IAM Programme Update – IAM Resource Owners Group

The Identity and Access Management (IAM) Programme is making great progress and on track  to go live by the end of 2019.

The IAM  Project will be delivering not only identity and access functionality, with its associated provisioning/de-provisioning, but also providing a platform with the capability to expand and extend our existing services and offerings. Enabling us to work seamlessly with modern cloud services.

The IAM Project has established an IAM Resource Owners Group. Staff across UC who are owners of business resources related to the IAM project (e.g. owner of shared mailboxes, software applications, etc.)  have been identified and invited.

An IAM ‘resource owner’ is a person that is responsible for the resource and who authorises access to the resource. In some, but not all cases, they may also be the person who gives access to the resource.

The first kick off meeting took place on Monday, 13th May and was led by Paul O’Flaherty the IAM Programme Sponsor.

View the video recording of the session here.

Please refer to the IAM Resource Owners Group site for more detailed information about the purpose of the group, who is involved and frequency of the meetings.

The project has now established the additional two groups across the University:

Please refer to each individual sites for a list of people who are involved in those groups. In some instances there may be an overlap and some staff have been identified as a Resource Owner and a IAM Business Champion.

If you have any questions regarding the IAM Programme, please do not hesitate to email us at  identityproject@canterbury.ac.nz.

Paul O’Flaherty     
SMT Lead for the IAM Programme
Executive Director – Human Resources | Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata

 

See previous IAM related communications:

Identity and Access Management Programme Updates

The Identity and Access Management (IAM) programme has selected a technical solution/vendor and is entering the next phase of the IAM project.

What is the IAM project about again?

The overall aim of the programme is to modernise and future proof the IAM (Identity and Access Management) solution within UC.

UC has a set of aging, and in parts unsupported, group of systems providing Identity and Access Management (IAM) that needs replacing.

The new IAM solution will provide students, staff and visitors the right access to resources at the right time and will improve the user experience overall. It aims to make Identity and Access Management almost invisible (i.e. it is just there and most people don’t have to think about it).

Watch this short IAM video (MP4, 19 KB, 2.40 minutes) (intranet, staff access only) to see:

  • what the IAM project is about (high level)
  • what is changing (high level),
  • why we are changing now/ upgrading now.

What is currently happening?

For the IAM solution to be successfully embedded across UC, it is important to have input from as many departments as possible.

The IAM Business Champion Group has been set up and met the first time beginning of April.

The group has been established to provide input across the University and will meet regularly during this year.

For further details on the purpose of the group, who is participating, what is happening and a video recording of the first session, refer to the IAM Business Champion Group (intranet, staff access only).

If you would like to contribute to the IAM Business Champion Group, feel free to get in touch with us here>

For further information on the project refer to the IAM Project Intranet site (intranet, staff access only) or contact the project team>

Paul O’Flaherty                                      
SMT Lead for the IAM Programme
Executive Director – Human Resources | Kaihautū Matua Pūmanawa Tangata

 

See previous IAM related communications:

digitisation of the SMS Access form

The IAM (Identity and Access Management) project is pleased to announce the digitisation of the SMS Access form (i.e. Staff and Visitor SMS Access form).

What is happening?
The forms are now available online and can be accessed via the UC SMS User Accounts intranet site.

The forms encompass confirmation and workflow approval emails though the entire process. For further details on the process refer to the User Guide – New SMS Access form (PDF).

What is the advantage of the online form?
Here are some of the advantages for having online forms:

  • completing the form(s) by the requester is much quicker due to pre-populated information like user code and name
  • increased process visibility due to email notifications (i.e. reminders to approver etc.)
  • process efficiency and sustainability efforts  – requester no longer have to complete, print and scan the form to APSS- Student Shared Mailbox

Why is it happening?
The IAM project aims to modernise and future proof the IAM (Identity and Access Management) solution within UC. It is about ensuring the right people have the right access to the right resources at the right time. And that the ‘wrong’ people don’t have access.

For further details about the project refer to the IAM Project Intranet site.

The project identified a greater need and desire for online forms to grant access to enterprise systems across schools and departments.

As a result, the project has developed the SMS Access forms.

Thank you for supporting this initiative.

The IAM Project Team