2021: Giving Identity and Access Management (IAM) a Shot in the Arm
This past year has been unlike any other, highlighting how critical identity infrastructure is for securing distance working, learning, and research in the cloud. As 2020 has shown, the new security perimeter goes well beyond your home campus when you can be anywhere. Foundational to this is IAM, which supports the assurance of your true identity and what you are entitled to do. Your identity infrastructure in the Canadian Access Federation (CAF) is the workhorse behind the scenes and the CAF team of IAM experts is ready to support your team and your institution’s researchers, wherever you may be.
This presentation will cover the latest investments in CAF’s identity and security infrastructure, including some of the latest capabilities across Identity Provider Platforms: Shibboleth v4, ADFS with ADFSToolkit v2, and Azure AD with the Shibboleth IdP Proxy. Chris will offer best practices for how cloud services can simplify keeping current on Federated Identity Management (FIM) and eduroam, and how technologies like multi-factor authentication can strengthen your existing IAM practices.
Technical Architect | CANARIE
Chris Phillips is the Technical Architect for CANARIE's Canadian Access Federation, the trusted identity and access management environment for Canada’s research and higher education community. Chris has a B.Sc in Computing from Queen's University (1995) and has previously worked in the private sector, followed by just under a decade at Queen's, where he focused on internet scale systems for directory, mail, single sign-on, and identity management systems. Chris is also the Chair of the Global eduroam Governance Committee, a member of the eduGAIN Steering Group, participates with IETF activities, and is an active participant in Internet2 working groups.