Identity & Access Management (IAM) is comprised of four component services: Authentication Services, Authorization Services, Identity Services and Directory Services. These services allow you to establish an identity at BU, to obtain a BU account, to manage that account, to get access to BU resources, 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.

  • Authentication services - Kerberos, Weblogin, or Shibboleth - can be integrated with applications to allow use of BU accounts and passwords.... more »

  • Authorization Services determine what access privileges you have to BU resources based on your affiliation and business function.... more »

  • An SSL certificate enables secure transmission of information across the network and assures clients that your website can be trusted.... more »

  • Online directories store, organize, and provide convenient access to information about people, groups, and computing technology resources. The University maintains several directories as part of this service.... more »

  • Identity Services provides each individual affiliated with the University with a unique alpha-numeric identifier called the BUID. Some resources (e.g., libraries and building access) also require use of the University's official physical identity card - the BU Terrier Card - which includes the individual's full name, BUID, and affiliation.... more »