FAQs Identity & Access Management

Questions Regarding Identity & Access Management

What is Identity & Access Management (IAM)?
What is a federation?
Can an IAM system be integrated into our existing IT structure?
Will our system administrator be able to maintain the integrated IAM system independently?
Which IAM software is the best for us?
How does didmos work?
What are the advantages of open source solutions?
What is Identity & Access Management (IAM)?

Identity & Access Management (IAM) is a term describing technical solutions used to manage identities and their access to resources. With the help of IAM, users (e.g. employees or students) can quickly (and if required, automatically) be provided with all necessary accounts and access rights.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • reduction of complexity and administration expense
  • saving of cost and time
  • increase of security and data privacy
  • consistent databases and structured processes

Learn more details about Identity & Access Management here.

What is a federation?

An IT federation is a union of one or more organizations, that together form a larger IT infrastructure. Each organization keeps its own internal structure while sharing particular resources, accounts and services with the partner organizations.

Lean more about federations here.

Can an IAM system be integrated into our existing IT structure?

DAASI International uses different modules to integrate a completely flexible system that is tailor-made for your existing IT environment. If required, DAASI International also develops brand-new software to meet your individual needs. An initial consultation session will provide you with all the information you need.

Learn more about the services of DAASI International.

Find here an overview of didmos, the flexible IAM framework of DAASI International.

Read here, how the project management of DAASI International works.

Contact DAASI International for an initial consultation.

Will our system administrator be able to maintain the integrated IAM system independently?

DAASI International is specialized in open source software, which means that the soure code is freely accessable and expandable. We gladly train your administrators, employees or external service providers, so that they are able to maintain the IAM system by themselves and expand it if necessary. We also provide long-term support for a long-lasting solution.

Here you can find our service spectrum.

Which IAM software is the best for us?

There is no general answer to this question, as the optimal solution depends on your internal IT structure and your requirements.

Often individual solutions that adapt to your IT landscape are best. In these cases, DAASI International usually recommends her own software suite didmos, that consists of several modules and is extremely flexible.

DAASI International is also a service provider for the standard software midPoint, that might be more suitable for you if your IT structures are rather rudimentary yet.

Of course DAASI International has profound knowledge of all other IAM soltions available on the market and will gladly help you to choose from all possible options. DAASI International glady consults you about any other solution and evaluates the best solution for you based on your requirements.

The optimal solution for you can be found in an initial consulting session. Just contact us and we will see how we can be of help.

How does didmos work?

didmos is a powerful framework for Identity & Access Management created by DAASI international, consisting of five expandable open source modules.

Figuratively speaking, the modules of didmos work like adaptable puzzle pieces. They can be integrated precisely fitting into your structures, and together they form a flexible, efficient and comprehensive Identity & Access Management system.

Learn more about didmos here.

What are the advantages of open source solutions?
  • Sustainability – The source code is freely accessible, usually well documented and standards-compliant, ensuring a long-lasting and independent lifecycle.
  • Security – Security holes can be detected and closed faster than with closed source software.
  • Cost saving – Usually, open source software is license free.
  • Innovation – Open source communities typically are interested in innovative solutions.
  • Standards compliance – Implementing open standards ensures that open source products are much more interoperable than closed source applications.

Questions Regarding the Range of Services of DAASI International

What services does DAASI International offer?
What are the customer groups of DAASI International?
What is the typical work cycle of DAASI International?
What technologies does DAASI International use?
Does DAASI International offer own IAM solutions?
What are the prices of DAASI International?
How does the IAM support work at DAASI International?
What services does DAASI International offer?

DAASI International is a full-service provider and stands by your side in every phase from initial ideas until the end of your project.

The services offered by DAASI International include:

  • Consulting (demand analysis, concepts, feasibility studies, proof of concepts, security concepts etc.)
  • Integration (implementation, restructuring, optimization)
  • Software development (new development, further development, creation and implementation of specifications)
  • Suppport (OpenLDAP, Shibboleth, midPoint and other open source software; monitoring, helpdesk, software updates, statistics, quarterly / annual reports)
  • Training courses (SAML, Shibboleth, LDAP, OpenLDAP, midPoint, Identity Management)
  • Federations (cross-organizational AAIs, SSO, data protection, federation agreements, regulations, assignment of permissions and access, harmonization of attributes, interoperability)

You can find more about the services of DAASI International here.

What are the customer groups of DAASI International?

DAASI International cooperates with customers and partners from a wide range of application and business fields, particularly in the areas of research, business and administration:

  • universities
  • data centers
  • (research) institutes
  • libraries
  • authorities
  • ministries
  • federations
  • medium- and large-size companies

Find an overview of DAASI International’s references here.

What is the typical work cycle of DAASI International?

DAASI International offers two different types of projects – the fixed-price and the time and material project – which distinguish themselves by the process operations (find more information here). The general project process performed by the Scrum method is as follows:

In initial conversations in your offices, via telephone conferences and/or in the offices of DAASI International in Tübingen, the actual state and demands are analyzed. Based on these analyses, a main and a detailed concept are created. After a subsequent feasibility study, including a proof of concept, milestones and deadlines are set.

The development and/or integration process is agile and in close consultation with you. The final implementation is carried out at your premises. For productive operation, DAASI International provides you with detailed operating manuals.

After this, DAASI International will be available for you as a support provider and be able to react quickly in emergencies. In continuous operation, DAASI International also gladly undertakes tasks such as monitoring and the regular creation of statistics and reportings.

In trainings, DAASI International is happy to train you and your employees on how to deal with the new Identity & Access Management system, its maintainability etc.

Naturally, DAASI International accompanies you also in individual project phases, if no full-service option is required.

You can find out more about the project management of DAASI International here.

What technologies does DAASI International use?

DAASI International is specialized in open source technologies – software whose source code is freely accessible.

DAASI International’s own software suite is didmos. It consists of different components and modules, which makes it one of the most flexible and powerful Identity & Access Management systems.

Other technologies of DAASI International include:

  • Shibboleth (for cross-organizational authentication and authorization)
  • OpenLDAP (for authentication servers or central data management)
  • midPoint (the standard solution for Identity Management from Evolveum)

Find a list of core competencies of DAASI International here.

Does DAASI International offer own IAM solutions?

Yes. didmos is the IAM system developed by DAASI International. As an open source framework, didmos is freely accessible.

The speciality of didmos is its modular structure. Together, five components form a flexible, yet powerful IAM system that can be integrated into all IT structures.

More information about didmos are available here.

What are the prices of DAASI International?

The price of your project depends on your requirements and the scope of the project. DAASI International provides authorities and research institutes with reduced rates.

In an initial non-committal consultation DAASI International can set short- and long-term goals and create a demand analysis together with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact DAASI International.

How does the IAM support work at DAASI International?

The type of support depends on the respective contractual agreements.

Usually, DAASI International assures her customers with a solution to their problem within four hours.

Furthermore, DAASI International offers to undertake regular tasks such as monitoring, statistics, quarterly and annual reports, software updates and the like.

Find out more about the services of DAASI International here and/or visit the contact form to get in touch.

General Questions Regarding DAASI International

Who is DAASI International?
What are the special features of DAASI International?
How can I contact DAASI International without obligation?
How many employees does DAASI International have?
What is the annual turnover of DAASI International?
Does DAASI International have cooperation partners?
What coding languages does DAASI International use?
What projects has DAASI International implemented?
What are the advantages of DAASI International as employer?
Is DAASI International currently looking for employees?
Does DAASI International offer internships?
Does DAASI International supervise final theses?
Who is DAASI International?

DAASI International is a globally operating expert for Federated Identity & Access Management with open source.

Since her foundation as a spin-off of the University of Tübingen in 2000, DAASI International works on projects about directory services, authentication structures, encryption and databases. The customers of DAASI International cover all business and application fields in the areas of research, business and administration.

Another mainstay of DAASI International includes her work in the Digital Humanities. Here, DAASI International is mainly responsible for digital research infrastructures.

What are the special features of DAASI International?

DAASI International offers a number of unique features, e.g.:

  • specialized in open source
  • specialized in federations
  • specialized in Shibboleth and OpenLDAP
  • CEO Peter Gietz is an internationally reknowned and acknowledged expert
  • didmos, the module-based IAM open source solution
  • experience in various business areas from research, business to administration since 2000
  • wide range of services from consulting, software implementation to support
  • special trainings
  • research-oriented

Find here more reasons why DAASI International may be your perfect IAM partner.

How can I contact DAASI International without obligation?

Do not hesitate to send us a non-binding inquiry via our contact form. We will soon get back to you via phone or e-mail.

Of course, you may also call us anytime (+49 7071 407 109 0) or write us an e-mail (info@daasi.de).

How many employees does DAASI International have?

DAASI International employs more than 15 people. You can find more information about our team here.

What is the annual turnover of DAASI International?

In 2018 the annual turnover of DAASI International amounted to 831,000 Euro.

Does DAASI International have cooperation partners?

DAASI International cooperates closely with organizations and specialists who offer high-quality services, including:

Find out more about our partnerships and memberships here.

What coding languages does DAASI International use?

Depending on the application, DAASI International uses the following coding languages:

  • Python
  • Perl
  • Java
  • C
  • C++
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • PHP
What projects has DAASI International implemented?

For more than 15 years, DAASI International has provided her services to customers in the fields of research, business and administration.

You can find an overview of references, clients’ quotes and success stories here.

What are the advantages of DAASI International as employer?

DAASI International offers her employees exciting international projects with responsible tasks and opportunities for further education.

Other benefits such as a reasonable payment, a central location at the Tübingen main station, flexible working hours, free beverages, fresh fruit and committed, always supportive team members are just some of the reasons to work at DAASI International.

Find a detailed list of advantages of DAASI International as employer here.

Is DAASI International currently looking for employees?

Yes! DAASI International is always looking for dedicated new employees. Find our open positions here or feel free to send us a speculative application. Please note that most positions at DAASI International require fluency in German, as most of the communication with customers happens in German.

If you cannot find any vacancy for English-speakers, feel free to send us a request and your CV via e-mail and we will see what we can do.

Does DAASI International offer internships?

Yes. DAASI International is always looking for young talents, especially in the areas of software development and system administration. Please send your application to Karin Gietz at info@daasi.de as we do not post open internship positions separately. Find all information about DAASI International as an employer here.

We are also open to students of DHBW Stuttgart as partner (find more information here).

Does DAASI International supervise final theses?

Yes. We are experienced in supervising dissertations and are open to discuss the topic of your Bachelor, Master, Diploma or Doctoral thesis.

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