FAQs

1. What is the Identity and Access Management Modernization Program?
2. Why are we modernizing the IAM systems and processes?
3. Why are we implementing SailPoint IIQ and what are the benefits to UT Austin?
4. Will SailPoint IIQ replace the legacy authorization systems like Apollo, DPUSER, and OHS Contacts?
5. What resources will be available to support the transition to SailPoint IIQ?
6. What is the current timeline?
7. Who will be impacted by IAMMP in Phase 1?

 

1. What is the Identity and Access Management Modernization Program?

The Identity and Access Management Modernization Program (IAMMP) is a set of projects whose goal is to modernize the University of Texas at Austin’s Identity and Access Management systems, business processes, data management and technical architecture.

IAMMP consists of the implementation of SailPoint IdentityIQ (IIQ) to transition and/or retire legacy identity and access management tools as UT Austin’s computing landscape transitions during the Administrative Systems Modernization Program.

SailPoint IIQ is a security platform that allows the right people to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons.


2. Why are we modernizing the IAM systems and processes?

The modernization of our current access management processes will reduce security risks while increasing business efficiency and improving user experience.


3. Why are we implementing SailPoint IIQ and what are the benefits to UT Austin?

SailPoint advantages

• Modern identity and access management system
• Business oriented identity governance solution
• Management of groups and roles

Benefits to UT Austin
• Flexible IAM processes and tools
• Increased efficiency via streamlined IAM processes
• Faster onboarding and offboarding
• Consistent risk management


4. Will SailPoint IIQ replace the legacy authorization systems like Apollo, DPUSER, and OHS Contacts?

The IAM team has identified use cases for how Apollo, DPUSER, and OHS Contacts are being used across the community and will be creating mappings to identify how and when those use cases can be addressed with SailPoint IIQ and other tools. More information will be available in the spring of 2017 through the Legacy Authorization System Roadmap (LASR). Subscribe to the LASR mailing list to receive updates when the roadmap is available.


5. What resources will be available to support the transition to SailPoint IIQ?

The IAMMP Team will work closely with cross-functional teams to provide ongoing communications and updates and training.

Details regarding trainings, quick reference guides and other reference materials will be available via the IAMMP Site prior to go live.


6. What is the current timeline?

IAMMP includes the rollout of functionality over three phases through 2019. The project is currently in the middle of Phase 1, which is expected to be completed in summer 2017. Please visit the Phases and Timeline page for an overview of the implementation timeline and more detail on the remaining phases.


7. Who will be impacted by IAMMP in Phase 1?

The goal of Phase 1 is to establish the foundation of a new Identity and Access Management infrastructure for campus, including implementation of a modern IAM technical architecture, the SailPoint IIQ application, and Group and Role Management functionality.

For the Phase 1 rollout of Group and Role Management functionality, the IAMMP team will meet with various Application Owners across UT Austin to identify applications that will serve as early adopters. For those applications selected as early adopters, the IAMMP team will work with the respective Application Owners through meetings and workshops to define roles and assignment rules to integrate those applications with SailPoint IIQ.

The IAMMP team will also work with the Workday team to prepare for the upcoming Workday go live.

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