University of Oregon

About Identity Management


The UO's Identity and Access Management System includes:

  • The management of a common digital identity and credential, the Duck ID, used for accessing campus services.
  • A system that manages the provisioning and deprovisioning of access to technology resources.
  • The web sign-on systems Shibboleth and CAS, to allow web application login using the Duck ID.
  • An Enterprise Directory Service, which provides a specialized database containing standard representations of information about people, groups, locations, services, and other resources. It includes:
    • Data integration with source systems such as Banner.
    • Authentication: the process of verifying whether or not a subject is who or what its identifier says it is. This is commonly done using a username and password.
    • Authorization: the process of determining an entity's eligibility to access an application or function or make use of a resource.