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 corresponding 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:

  • reduced  system complexity and administration workload
  • saving of cost and time
  • increase of security and data privacy
  • consistent databases and structured processes

Learn more about Identity & Access Management here.

What is a federation?

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

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 specialised 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 offered services.

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 their own software suite didmos, that consists of several modules and is extremely flexible.

As official partner and alround service provider for the standard solution midPoint, DAASI International can support you with extensive consultation concerning the product.

Of course DAASI International has profound knowledge of all other IAM soltions available, and will gladly help you to choose the right option to meet your needs. DAASI International glady compiles all potential solutions for you and assesses the solutions in regard to your individual 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 six 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?
Who are the customers of DAASI International?
What does the typical work cycle of DAASI International look like?
What technologies does DAASI International use?
Does DAASI International offer own IAM solutions?
How does pricing work at 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 will see you through every step of 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 (Monitoring, helpdesk, managed services, maintenance of customised software components)
  • Trainings (i.e. SAML, Shibboleth, LDAP, OpenLDAP, midPoint, Identity Management in general)
  • 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.

Who are the customers 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 (i.e. research associations)
  • medium- and large-size companies

Find an overview of DAASI International’s references here.

What does the typical work cycle of DAASI International look like?

DAASI International offers two different types of projects – the fixed-price and the time and material project – which are distinguished 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 status quo is analysed and the needs are assessed. 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 on 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 regularly compiling the relevant statistics and reports.

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

If you prefery, DAASI International can also only support you during distinct project phases.

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.

How does pricing work at DAASI International?

The price of your project depends on your requirements and the scope of the project. DAASI International offers reduced rates for authorities and research institutions.

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 their 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 makes DAASI International stand out?
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 theses?
Who is DAASI International?

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

Originally a spin-off of the University of Tübingen, DAASI International has been working on directory services, authentication structures, encryption and databases since its founding in 2000. The customers span all business and application segments in the sectors of research, industry 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 makes DAASI International stand out?

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

  • Specialisation on open source and federations
  • Certified expertise of Shibboleth and OpenLDAP
  • CEO Peter Gietz is an internationally renowned expert for IAM with open source software and digital humanities
  • didmos, the modular all-in-one open source IAM solution
  • Over 20 years of experience with a utterly diverse customer base
  • Broad range of services from consulting and support to training
  • Close affinity to research

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 2019 the annual turnover of DAASI International amounted to 1,125,000.00 Euro.

Does DAASI International have cooperation partners?

DAASI International cooperates closely with organisations who offer high-quality services in the field of open source technology, including:

Find out more about our partners and memberships.

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 employees the opportunity to work on interesting international projects. Every employee is expected to take on responsibility while DAASI International as an employer grants trainings for for personal growth and development.

Other benefits such as a reasonable payment, a central location near the the Tübingen main station, flexible working hours, home office, free beverages, fresh fruit and committed, always supportive colleagues are just some reasons to become a team member of DAASI International.

Herr you can find a detailed list of advantages of DAASI International as employer.

Is DAASI International currently looking for employees?

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

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 jobs@daasi.de as we do not post open internship positions separately.

Here you can find all information about DAASI International as an employer.

We are also open to students of DHBW Stuttgart as partner. Find more information here.

Does DAASI International supervise theses?

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

Send an email to jobs@daasi.de.

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