Configuring COmanage: 4 Concepts You Should Know
By Laura Paglione, Partner at Spherical Cow Group
Your organization can leverage COmanage software as a central person registry, a guest management system, and/or a collaboration hub for scholarly collaborations. However, before you configure anything, there are four concepts you should bear in mind:
COmanage is primarily, but not exclusively, a registry for people. People are modeled through the information stored about them from other systems, their roles in organization structures, their memberships in groups, and how they authenticate.
- External System Links
COmanage is particularly good at linking stored people to their representations in other systems. These systems include “inbound systems” (Organizational Identity Sources) that provide information to COmanage as well as “outbound systems” that enable the provisioning of this collected information.
- Structure and Roles
How the people naturally fall into groups, perhaps by organizational unit, project team, or the activities that a group of people can do. COmanage has several structures to model your organization.
- Enrollment Flows
Extremely powerful and flexible workflows to import, create, configure, and manage people in COmanage and share this information with other systems. COmanage even supports expiration policies to manage information exchange when people are no longer part of your population.
Want to Learn More?
A seven-time instructor of COmanage training, Laura will co-facilitate InCommon Academy’s next COmanage Class with Shayna Atkinson, October 25-27.
InCommon’s COmanage Class will guide you in using standardized tools and approaches to leverage COmanage software as a central person registry, a guest management system, and/or a collaboration hub for scholarly collaborations.
The class will meet via Zoom during three half-days October 25 – 27, and you also get access to self-paced content, housed in Canvas, prior to the workshop itself. Even better, you can continue your learning by accessing the course materials up to three months after the workshop ends. Join us!