Population Definition


This policy defines the populations included in the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) infrastructure for identity management. It authorizes UCSF to record and manage identity information for individuals for specified purposes.


The validation that a person or other entity is known to UCSF.


The management of access privileges for an individual based upon the individual’s identity, attributes of the individual relating to the individual’s role at UCSF, the official role of the individual at UCSF, the resource(s) to which the individual seeks access, and the rules that pertain to that resource.

Identity Management

The storage and maintenance of identity information for a defined population for specific business reasons.

UCSF may record and manage identity information regarding an individual, including but not limited to faculty, staff, students, residents, fellows, trainees, visitors, volunteers, applicants for admission, and affiliates, for any of the following reasons:

  1. To fulfill obligations, including paying salary and wages, conferring benefits, meeting external legally or contractually mandated reporting obligations, maintaining admission, financial aid, and academic records, and providing transcripts, verifications, certifications, and similar confirmations;
  2. To provide services;
  3. To comply with UCSF policies;
  4. To grant access to resources of the University or an entity participating in a federation of trust to an individual, including information resources, physical resources, and financial resources.

Contact Responsible Office (see above) with any questions.