The Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Department of Education Identity Management

Since November 2008, CDE has been working on a new Identity Management process that will simplify and streamline the user login process for CDE data systems and enhance security to student-level data. The first phase of the project has involved completing analysis to support a Single Sign-on / Delegated Administration model. This includes drastically reducing the manual effort currently required by districts and CDE resources to assign user ids and passwords by automating the user registration, approval, and password reset processes, and providing districts and administrative units with the ability to maintain users via a Delegated Administration model.

Note: The new Delegated Administration provisioning system (Access Management) is available as of March 2. The legacy system will also remain available through this transition period. CDE is extending the final cut over date to address an issue discovered with District/AU LAMs ability to assign roles across both organizations in delegated administration application. For this reason the legacy system will remain available two weeks beyond the final revised version of the new IDM system. The final end date for the legacy system will be posted here and announced through direct email to UM's and LAM's.

During this transition period changes made in the legacy system will continue to be migrated into the new system. However, changes made in the new system will not be migrated back to the old system. Because of this we recommend that once you move to the new system that you remain in the new system, and that be coordinated with other LAMs in your district. As always please let us know immediately if you see any problems or issues. CDE will continue to have weekly Questions and Answers webinar sessions through March.

Links to view past webinars.

**The updated Identity Management Roles document can be found in the Frequently Asked Question link, item #12.

The following training modules are available to assist the local school districts with the Identity Management implementation. Updated documention is forthcoming for the new system.