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Information Technology Services

University of Hawaii System

Authentication

Definition: authentication is the process of obtaining credentials, and as needed, additional tokens, to determine if a person is who she says she is.

IAM provides CAS and Shibboleth authentication services.  CAS services are generally used for locally developed and hosted web applications; Shib authentication services are generally used for 3rd party applications (e.g. Google@UH and Cyber Infrastructure for research).  With each successful authentication a standard set of person attributes is returned to the application.  These attributes include name and contact information, as well as roles and campus affiliation information.

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