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Peter Gietz

Peter Gietz, Master of Arts (Magister Artium) in Cultural Studies and Indology, has been active in the fields of information technology since 1985. The internationally recognized expert for directory services is especially interested and skilled in Digital Humanities, Identity Management, X.500, LDAP, PKI (X.509 and PGP), meta data and ontologies.

Peter Gietz
DAASI International anniversary: Peter Gietz greets Boris Palmer
Photo: Peter Gietz draws a draft for an infrastructure of identity management system
Photo: Peter and Karin Gietz
Peter Gietz during a presentation on sustainable research infrastructures
Photo: IAM expert Peter Gietz
Photo: Peter Gietz
Photo: Peter Gietz talks to a customers about IAM options


Studies of Indology and Religious Studies at the universities of Heidelberg and Tübingen, graduating as Magister Artium (Master of Arts)

1990 - 1992

Teacher of computer courses for adults and university lecturer for seminars about the portrayal of religion in German television as a member of the media project “Tübinger Religionswissenschaft” (Religious Studies of Tübingen)
Contributor of the Purana Project, where he was co-author of the Epic and Puranic bibliography and in addition mainly responsible for indexing, layout, and typesetting


Research assistant at the Center of Data Processing (Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung, ZDV) of the University of Tübingen: automated conversion of data in word processing programs

Additionally, position as computer specialist and database programmer at the Institute for Forensic Medicine (Institut für Rechtsmedizin) at the University of Tübingen


Research associate at the Center of Data Processing (Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung, ZDV) of the University of Tübingen within the research project of the German National Research and Education Network (Deutsches Forschungsnetz, DFN) on X.500 and LDAP, which was funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF)

  • programming of databases
  • authentication infrastructures
  • directory services

1998 - 1999

Member of DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology for Europe) in Cambridge: responsible for the NameFLOW project and administration of an international X.500 directory


Project leader of the DFN project “Establishment of a DFN Directory Competence Center” at the University of Tübingen


Member of the University of Heidelberg: Establishment of the IT department of the cluster of excellence “Asia and Europe”, and conception and implementation of the virtual research environment “Heidelberg Research Architecture”


Foundation of Crust Technology Ltd.
since then partner
With Crust, a tool has been developed which aims to unite all business processes under one platform. It combines CRM, team messaging and a modern Identity and Access Management (IAM) with each other and enables arbitrary adjustments and extensions via the low-code platform Crust Compose. DAASI International has integrated its didmos Authenticator software for cross-protocol SSO, is responsible for crust integration into the Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and offers services for integrating crust into existing IT landscapes.

Other Activities:

  • participation in the project DESIRE II, funded by the EU
  • member of a task force convened by the Federal Office for Information Security, with the task to create catalogues of measures for digital signature
  • active member of the Teletrust workgroup 7 about PKI
  • chairman of the international research group TERENA Task Force LDAP Service Deployment
  • member of the Technical Advisory Board for directory activities of Internet 2
  • member of the Editorial Board for a directory service concept of the PKI-1 of administration
  • chairman of the GGF Working Group CIM based Grid Schema
  • participation in the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) funded projects TextGrid, IVOM, Gap-SLC, DARIAH-DE and RiR
  • executive board member of DHd
  • Co-chair of the DARIAH-EU working group FIM4D
  • Founder of the working group FIM4L
  • Co-organiser of FIM4R
  • Participation in various other working groups
Photo: Peter Gietz