Federated Identity Management

The Federated Identity Management (FIM) project is a multi-year initiative that will simplify access to internal and external services and resources for the VIU community. The initiative will also improve VIU’s identity management practices.

Why we are excited about FIM

Imagine if students could use their new cards to automatically have access to the resources and spaces they need. This is the work we are beginning to undertake, both to maximize the benefits of the new student cards, and to address important gaps and issues associated with current approaches.


  • (Upcoming) August 9th, 2020: Library Catalogue authentication will switch to using VIU computer credentials.
  • (Upcoming) August 2020: VIUtube will join ADFS.
  • (Upcoming) August 2020: Card-access to the Cowichan main campus.
  • Check out the list of services offered by the VIU card.
  • Get your VIU student ID at the Library.


July 2020VIULearn joins ADFS.

April 2020: 24/7 card-access to the bike compound on the lower campus.

March, 2020: VIU's Zoom system joins ADFS.

January 2020: Limited after hours card-access to building 170 (Shq'apthut).

December 2019: The Library Learning Commons (B305) and the International building (B255) are accessible 24/7 with the new VIU ID cards.

July 2019: Introduced all-new, photo-ID selfie upload functionality for students and began replacing all student ID cards issued prior to July, 2019.


Email: fim@viu.ca