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Access Management – KSAMS

Access Management is an important component of modern enterprise systems, ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to view and update information. At UCI, we use the KSAMS Security Access Management System (developed by OIT) to facilitate centralized role definition and assignment to individuals across the enterprise. We currently use KSAMS to regulate access to the Kuali Financial System (KFS) and other applications. We will also use KSAMS to regulate access to our new Student Information System (SIS), UC Path, and future systems.

While we continue with our SIS implementation work, this fall we are proceeding to implement the Slate system for online graduate student application submittal and faculty application review. Slate will interface with the core legacy systems to allow us to reap the benefits of its new capabilities while we work on a revised schedule for the implementation of Ellucian Banner (the core SIS platform).

For those of you who will be using Slate, the Graduate Division will be reaching out to you in a few days to share details regarding the use of KSAMS for Slate.

KSAMS allows distributed access management by enabling designated approvers (Departmental Security Administrators, DSAs) to grant required access to faculty and staff within their units. KSAMS offers a consistent interface and process for users requesting access to campus systems, as well as a single source of record for access granted or terminated. It facilitates role-based access management definition and maintenance across the enterprise.

For more information about KSAMS, visit or contact the OIT help desk (OIT@UCI.EDU, 949-824-2222).

Dana Roode
CIO & Associate Vice Chancellor
Office of Information Technology

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