ITS is working on a major overhaul of the current home-grown identity management solution used across HSU systems. The goal is to improve or replace entirely the system used to create and manage user accounts and to uathorize, manage, and control user access to all IT resources on campus. This project will also clean up existing data in the identity management system, ensuring that University services are only made available to eligible individuals and that all eligible individuals have access to the IT resources they need to do their jobs.
The current status of the project is that a Request For Quote (RFQ) process has been issued for an Identity Management product that will give us a more systematic and structured model than the organic accretion of business rules and group definitions that has built up over the years in response to changing needs
Depending on the final cost of the solution, we may still end up rebuilding locally, but will have gained by reviewing a variety of commercial approaches.