What is identity management? How does it work with single sign-on (SSO), Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), Central Authentication Service (CAS), Shibboleth, Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) and Identity Provider (IdP)? What does this all mean? And, is it Federation?

In this workshop we will help you to understand identity management and why it is important. We will define the terms such as role-based access control (RBAC) as well the terms listed above and what is meant by privilege creep and more. There will be practical examples of why one wants identity management. We will help suggest tools to determine the best method of identity management that will work for you. If you are curious about identity management or planning your identity posture, then this is the workshop for you! Bring your questions.


Ivor Mackay

Manager, Information Technology, BCNET

Steve Hillman

Identity Architect, Simon Fraser University