Campus Works With Stanford University to Construct Authority Management System

The IET Middleware group is working with Stanford University developers through the Internet2 Consortium to construct a UC Davis version of Signet. Signet is an open source authority management system used for creating and managing institutional privileges. Signet will store and maintain the actual assigned institutional privileges of UC Davis people, their departmental information, and specified conditions of their authority; for example, Signet may maintain information on UC Davis people who are authorized to assign departmental network administrators who, in turn, can assign IP address information. The IET Middleware group is planning a pilot implementation of Signet by Summer 2005.