Identity Management/Account Provisioning to Launch April 19, 2012

For the past year ITS has been working diligently to enhance the way accounts and permissions are defined and handled on Campus.  For faculty, staff, students and others who need Swarthmore College accounts, ITS worked with numerous departments and individuals to define these various roles along with their associated permissions and access rights.

The goal of this project was to define the roles and permissions associated with our end-users as well as to streamline the account provisioning and de-provisioning procedures.  ITS contracted with a third party vendor in order to streamline and automate this process and after months of work and testing, the new account provisioning/de-provisioning system is scheduled to launch April 19, 2012.  Existing end-users should see no difference with their accounts or permissions; however by automating this process, new accounts will be provisioned quickly and efficiently based on an individual’s role on Campus.