The Maryland Institute College of Art, the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation, has moved into production a cloud-based identity management service from Fischer International Identity.

The college is using Fischer’s Identity as a Service offering for user provisioning and password management, according to Fischer. The service provisions accounts and privileges for MICA’s students, faculty and staff.

“We chose Fischer’s cloud-based solution because Fischer’s availability and reliability are better than most institutions can deliver themselves and it enables our IT staff to concentrate on high-value academic projects,” Susan Miltenberger, associate vice president for technology at MICA, said in a statement.

The service provides a secure mechanism for distributing new accounts, which improves MICA’s ability to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The Fischer service tracks who has access to each resource and automatically de-provisions accounts and privileges when they are no longer needed. MICA plans to extend the Fischer service to additional audiences, such as alumni and accepted applicants.



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