Matjaž Coer (2009) Digital identity management system: strategy and design considerations. EngD thesis.
Large companies are daily faced with new challenges in all areas. Many challenges come from information technology. In the recent past there is often a question of users identity and their management. There is an increasing number of applications and internet providers, users have their mailboxes and various access data. Usernames and passwords are easily accumulate which easily leads to confusion, forgotten user access, misuse and the result of all this is bad mood of employees and administrators. A system for managing identities is a solution of those problems. Companies seek to find the simplest and complete solutions, so they are going to reduced the time required for administration of users and reduce the risk of data loss through the single management. The users and administrators will also be satisfied and on top of it, it is going to raise the security level of the entire information system. In the present diploma thesis I am going to study the area of digital identities, describe the concept of a system for managing digital identities, its operation components. I am also going to describe the framework of the strategy defined by the company, before introducing such a system. In short, I am also going to examine the producers of the most widespread systems for managing digital identities, describe their properties and check the market shares. Because I work in the company that is daily concerned with the management of identities and access, I am especially familiar with the problematic, since as an administrator, I always look for new solutions to simplify my work. In the graduation thesis, I am therefore going to present the current state of the selected company, which does not have the automated solution, and propose a strategy, how the company with a "paper" identity management systems to passes to the automated system. In this thesis, I am also going to review the strategic objectives and summarize the decisions which have to be taken into account by the selected firm must take into account in order to introduce the system for management with digital identities into its own infrastructure.
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