University of Washington Gets Upgraded During InCommon’s Collaboration Success Program

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The University of Washington (UW) participated in the 2023 cohort of the Collaboration Success Program (CSP) with the goal of addressing much needed upgrades to a heavily customized groups service system and exploring implementation of COmanage Registry and COmanage Match. (Read the case study.)

During CSP, UW-IT successfully implemented a newer Grouper version into its cloud-based environment and continues to work toward a seamless transition, despite the heavy reliance upon the existing system as a critical center of the UW-IT infrastructure.

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“If we hadn’t been in CSP, we wouldn’t have made as much progress as we have,” observed Andrew Markiel, IAM Software Engineer at UW. “This was a good opportunity to focus resources and attention.”  

In addition, UW-IT participants appreciated the different opportunities the CSP offered for engagement with other higher ed institutions, especially those already using Grouper. To find out more about UW’s IAM journey, read the full case study.

About University of Washington

UW is a public institution founded in 1861. More than 60,000 students are enrolled across three larger campuses in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell, with a smaller campus in Rome. Around 42,000 of those registered are undergraduates, and 17,000 are pursuing graduate or professional degrees. The university’s main campus sits on 634 acres in Seattle. UW is ranked sixth in the world and second among public institutions, according to U.S. News’ Best Global Universities.

About the CSP

CSP supports institutions’ identity and access management (IAM) goals through a cohort-driven program that promotes collaboration among participants, program alumni, seasoned community implementers, and subject matter experts. CSP welcomes organizations that embrace the IAM community to help flesh out their plans, identify what to tackle first, and get training and tailored support along the way. Interested in joining a future CSP cohort? Complete this form, and a member of our team will be in touch.