Participant Information for the University of Puget Sound

Contact information

Technology Services is responsible for operating the University of Puget Sound’s identity management system and the Identity Provider. For additional information about the university's identity management practices and/or privacy policy regarding personal information, see the Technology Services Policies or contact:

Technology Services
The University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner Ave., CMB 1068

Identity Provider Information


The Accounts Policy defines the requirements and roles of persons who hold electronic identity at the University of Puget Sound. Those who hold an electronic identity are considered “Members of the Community” as far as participants of InCommon are concerned.

Electronic Identity Credentials

Electronic Identity Credentials (accounts) are generated automatically by the processes of the office of record: Human Resources (HR) for staff and faculty and Office of the Registrar for students. Account generation is triggered when faculty and staff sign contracts and other documents or when a student submits an application. As noted in the Accounts Policy, other accounts may be generated manually upon receipt of request from the Office of the Academic Vice President or HR.

Accounts require the use of a secret password. Clear text passwords are not used in accessing the university's online services. Contact Technology Services at 253.879.2866 or for more information.

Puget Sound does not currently use a single sign-on system in the context of InCommon participants.

Electronic identifiers such as username are unique for the lifetime of the account with a hiatus period of 18 months. After the hiatus period, usernames may be reused at will. Other attributes such as employeeID are unique for all time.

Electronic Identity Database

Information in the electronic identity database is input by the responsible offices of record (see above). End users are not currently able to update their own information.

No student information in this database is considered “public information” and would not be provided to any interested party. The following information for faculty and staff is considered public:

  • Name
  • Title
  • Email address
  • Office phone number
  • Office building and number

Uses of the Electronic Identity Credential System

Typical uses of the data in the electronic identity credentials system are:

  • Authentication to electronic resources
  • Authorization processes within these resources

Attribute Assertions

Attribute assertions from the University of Puget Sound can be considered reliable for the following purposes:

  • controlling access to licensed online information databases
  • enabling access to personal information such as student loan status

Privacy Policy

Federation Participants must respect the legal and organizational privacy constraints on attribute information provided by the University of Puget Sound and use it only for its intended purposes.

All Federation Participants must abide by the university’s Information Use and Security Policy where it applies to any use of university attribute information.

In addition, attribute assertions concerning students are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and must be treated as “confidential information.”

Service Provider Information

The University of Puget Sound does not currently have any Service Providers registered.

Other Information - Technical Standards, Versions and Interoperability

The University of Puget Sound provides an IdP running Shibboleth IdP 2.3.8.