Identity and Access Management

What is Identity and Access Management?

Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons. This falls under the remit of the Identity Systems Team within Network Services.

 

What Does IAM provide?

The IAM service known as BIIS (Birmingham Identity Integration Services) provides an individual with a username, password and permissions to efficiently access the services they are entitled to use.

Groups of individuals include:

What's new with IAM?

D1IM (Dell One Identity Management)

IT Services, are planning to release a new IAM service called D1IM (Dell One Identity Management) to replace the current BIIS system. This is  planned for release in early June 2015 and is being brought in to provide a sustainable long-term future for this key service.

This service will handle staff, student and visitor usernames and passwords alongside allocating resources such as file space and email addresses.

Password Manager

The first part of the new IAM system known as Password Manager D1PM (Dell One Password Manger) was released in December 2014 and provides a self-service solution for all staff and students at the University.

Should you happen to forget or need to change your password in the future you can use this service to:

  • Log back in quickly and effortlessly
  • Avoid queues at the IT Service Desk or having to wait for them to open
  • Manage your own password online by completing your profile
  • Reset a forgotten password by getting a one-time passcode sent to an alternate email address or mobile phone number

Visit https://my.password.bham.ac.uk and register with this service by completing your password profile.