Accounts & Access
CIT’s account, access, identity, and authorization systems help NIH technical staff protect NIH information resources by ensuring that the right people can access the right resource at the right time and for the right reason.
Our centralized identity authentication and authorization system allows NIH to use our services to validate users for granting them access to applications, to obtain authoritative information about users, and for public directory service and look-ups.
We offer an enterprise single sign-on solution that eliminates the complexity of logins for web applications. We also provide federation services that enable NIH staff to use their NIH PIV card to log into external sites outside the NIH network. Federation services also enable external collaborators to use their choice of external credentials (e.g., a university account, Google, Facebook) to log into NIH websites and applications.