Identity & Access Management (IAM) is comprised of two component services: Directory Services and Authentication Services. These services allow you to have an account at BU, to manage that account, and to set personal information and preferences in one place and make that information available to many services and locations. In some cases, you may even be able to use your BU login name and password to log into resources provided by another institution.
Having a directory of identities allows the University to tailor services to meet specific needs and to improve security—allocating special capabilities, features, and levels of access as required. IAM allows the University to automate the creation, maintenance, and removal of access as appropriate as you move from role to role.