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IT Project: NU Validate Replacement

Project Status

February 14, 2018: 

Testing and bug remediation continues on the NUValidate system. After testing is complete, an implementation date will be scheduled. No service changes will occur before implementation.


Project Information


The system that manages Northwestern’s NetIDs is being replaced to improve service delivery through enhanced features. This project is the first phase of a larger initiative to streamline Northwestern’s identity management infrastructure and increase operational efficiency. This initiative relates directly to the University’s priorities around strengthening user and system security.


NetID Administrator training was conducted in mid-November in Evanston and Chicago. Related documentation and a recorded version will be available prior to go-live.

End user functionality will be the same as it is today, so no training is required. 


NU Validate’s underlying system is currently at end of life, and is outdated and labor intensive to support. It is being replaced with SailPoint Identity IQ. SailPoint will provide a more robust architecture that supports hybrid infrastructures, such as on-premise, cloud and mobile platforms.

The NU Validate name and functionality will remain the same as this initial implementation lays a foundation for future enhancements.

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Last Updated: 14 February 2018

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