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Identity Management

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Identity management describes the business processes, standards, practices, and technologies that enable people to take full advantage of online resources in a way that balances the need for functionality with the need for data security and privacy. It is built upon the three cornerstones of policy, process, and IT infrastructure. 


At Cornell, identity management is provided through a suite of mission-critical services that support secure user access to IT services and systems used by the Cornell community. Secure user access means that there is a high level of assurance that the people accessing the service are who they claim to be and that they have a right to use the service.

The identity management services are designed so that (for most services), Cornell community members can use their main university credential -- their NetID and password -- to log in and get their work done. Two-step authentication provides an additional security layer for certain services and individuals. 

Service Details

Regulated Data:

See the Regulated Data Chart for Cornell policy considerations for this service.

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