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Identity Management for Educational Portals

Identity Management for Educational Portals
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Author(s): Tom S. Chan (Southern New Hampshire University, USA)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 1
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch284
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


Identity management (IDM) is a broad administrative task that includes identifying users in a system, controlling their access to resources, and associating user privileges with the established identity. It is a crucial aspect in a portal’s design (Emigh, 2002). Enterprises everywhere are undergoing transformations to enhance the value they deliver to the business while reducing costs. A properly designed portal brings together a range of disparate tools and information sources, providing an effective channel between the business and its stakeholders (Stone, Roof & Lonsdale, 2006). For an educational portal, it must provide equal level and quality of access to applications, from both main campus and satellite centers, and for both on and off campus users. Students and faculty should not have to memorize multiple user ID/password pairs as they use different resources, though access privileges for the same user may be different (Levinson, 2002).

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