IAM in Service Catalog
ASTRA (Access to Systems, Tools, Resources and Applications) is an authorization system access management service that stores authorization information about who can use a wide variety of UW administrative applications and tools across the UW campus. Authorization, using ASTRA, sets limits on:
Access to applications (such as SAGE, Financial Desktop, OWLS, eProcurement, FS-WORKS, etc.)
Actions (update, inquiry, etc.)
Access restrictions (budgets, organization codes, dollar limits, PUC's, FacNum's, etc.)
Through ASTRA's Web interface, users:
Manage authorizations online
See who has authority to use a system
Administrative applications interact with the ASTRA database to find out if a person is authorized to use that particular system.
For a quick overview of the applications that use ASTRA and its high-level capabilities, please refer to the ASTRA overview in IT Connect.
If you want to find out what authorizations are assigned to you in ASTRA do the following:
If you want to find out who can authorize you for an application in ASTRA do the following:
This section contains documents of interest for data custodians who have a stake in how their data is being used by consuming appplications that use ASTRA.
This section contains documents of interest to the business owners of consuming applications that are using ASTRA to control access management to their application.
ASTRA is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the exception of irregularly scheduled maintenance.
For further information see Access Management Service Level Agreement.
Over the past decade many new web-based administrative applications have been implemented at the University of Washington. As these systems were introduced, procedures and mechanisms to control access to them were also developed. In order to counter the proliferation of authorization mechanisms a central, infrastructural approach to authorization has been developed. ASTRA represents that approach: The goal of ASTRA is to provide a single point of entry for authorization on the Web.
Contact the ASTRA team at firstname.lastname@example.org.