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The Power of Partnering with Peers: University of Texas at Austin Builds Lasting Relationships During InCommon’s Collaboration Success Program



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The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) participated in the 2022 cohort of the Collaboration Success Program (CSP) as part of its identity and governance administration (IGA) modernization effort. (Read the case study.)

“We used the CSP to learn more about Grouper and midPoint and to get our team some needed training. We achieved our goals and learned a whole lot,” observed Grady Bailey, senior software engineer at UT Austin. “Our main goal was to complete implementation of Grouper and midPoint and move towards production. If we had not participated in the CSP, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”

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IGA modernization wasn’t the only goal for UT Austin. In addition, UT Austin joined the CSP with the intention of introducing IAM team members to the IAM higher education community. The UT Austin IAM team saw collaboration as critical to its success in the future.

Three Key Relationships

The UT Austin IAM team has established some important relationships with other higher ed IAM teams:

  1. Clemson University is now a powerful ally to UT Austin’s IAM team. The two teams collaborate and support each other regularly.
  2. The University of Michigan is now a trusted resource for work with Shibboleth. The teams talk frequently and have networked at different events.
  3. Illinois State University is working on projects similar to those under way at UT Austin. The two institutions have bounced many ideas off each other.

Having the ability to reach out to one or more higher education institutions when an IAM problem presents is something UT Austin attributes to CSP participation. To find out more about UT Austin’s IAM journey, read the full case study.

About The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas was founded in 1883 and includes 22 colleges, programs, and schools. UT has more than 50,000 students, 3,800 faculty members, and 25,000 staff. The university oversees 602,000 businesses, 976,000 other identities, 7.1 million guests, 84,000 members, and 2.45 million affiliates.

About the CSP

CSP supports institutions’ identity and access management (IAM) goals through a cohort-driven program that promotes collaboration among participants, program alumni, seasoned community implementers, and subject matter experts. CSP welcomes organizations that embrace the IAM community to help flesh out their plans, identify what to tackle first, and get training and tailored support along the way. Interested in joining a future CSP cohort? Complete this form, and a member of our team will be in touch.