ITS: Changes coming to identity and access management

Posted on October 13, 2019

Aerial photo of the campusUNCG Information Technology Services (ITS) is launching a multi-phase project to modernize UNCG’s identity and access management (IAM) system.

Computer and Security Account Management (C-SAM), the current system, was built in the late 1990s as an in-house solution for creating campus computing accounts. Over the last 20 years, C-SAM met UNCG’s needs. However, like technology, the University is evolving rapidly. The new IAM system will meet the demands – and challenges – that this rapid evolution brings.

The first phase of the implementation will change how passwords are reset. Associated with this project are upcoming changes to password management and account authentication. Secondary accounts will be redefined into more function-specific categories for proper identification and security maintenance. ITS expects the first phase to be completed in early 2020.

Subsequent phases of the IAM modernization project will be announced as it progresses.

Follow the IAM modernization project website to track ITS’ progress in improving these critically essential services for the UNCG community.


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