Identity and Access Management

ETH Zurich operates an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system. The system allows the control and supply of data from the Directory Services LDAP, Active Directory and Switch AAI (ETH-part) that unify the manage­ment of groups and distributors, the manage­ment of multiple passwords and providing self-service help and helpdesk functions via a web application.

The system has been updated in spring 2019 and additional features have been made available.

A uniform and consistent management of identities and access rights is an indispensable requirement for the provision of IT services in a complex environment like ETH.

Every member of the school benefits from the unified password management and self-service features that are offered through a web application.

Equally important is the ability to integrate other identities from other, external IAM systems.

Users of the service are all software users from ETH applications that use the IAM functions directly or through the attached Directory Services.

The IT Support Manager (ISL) has administrative rights on the system. Users can apply for the connection of their own IT systems via the Service Desk.

The service is free of charge.

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