The University of Hawai'i Identity Management System (UHIMS) collects and consolidates information concerning people associated with the University so that UH may better establish and manage a single, permanent identity for each person. This unique identity enables a person to access all of the appropriate online resources centrally hosted by the University.
Middleware is considered to be software glue that enables disparate administrative applications, such as Banner and PeopleSoft, to work together. UHIMS is middleware. It provides UH the ability to automatically enable and disable access to online resources, such as email, Laulima, eCafe, lab computers, and administrative and student online resources, such as MyUH.
One of the early accomplishments of UHIMS was to establish the UH Number as a replacement for the Social Security Number (SSN) in order to better protect our community members from identity theft; it is no longer appropriate to use the SSN as a unique identifier. The UH Number has been called "employee ID number" and "student ID number". Whether a person is a student, faculty, staff, affiliate, ohana, retiree, or some combination of these, a person's UH Number remains the same. Closely associated with the UH Number is a UH Username. The UH Username is used to establish your email address, and, along with a unique password of your choice, it will be your key to using the University's online resources.
As a member of the UH community, one sometimes traverses many roles (student, faculty, staff, affiliate, retiree, ohana) and, at times, is in multiple roles at once. UHIMS tracks a person's roles to help ensure that each person has access to the appropriate online resources and services. Additionally, UHIMS provides each person with email updates of role changes that might impact one's access to services, listing in the UH Online Directory, etc.
UHIMS implements the following policies as of Spring 2012:
Your UH Username: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/719
UH Online Directory: http://www.hawaii.edu/dir
The UH Online Directory and Students: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/928
Online resources for Faculty and Staff: http://www.hawaii.edu/its/facultystaff.html
Online resources for Students: http://www.hawaii.edu/its/students.html
Online Services for 'Ohana: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/932
Saving Email and Personal Webpages (Mac OS X): http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/977
Saving Email and Personal Webpages (Windows): http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/978
ITS Help Desk: http://www.hawaii.edu/its/about/helpdesk.html