In large organizations, integrated digital identity management strategy should offer guidance at accomplishing other target projects or project phases, related to digital identities of its employees or clients. The ultimate strategic goal is a consistent treatment of digital identities throughout all of the distributed information system(s) segments. The digital identity management strategy consists of several parts; among them are password management, access control, central directory management and others. The benefits of unified identity management are easier user administration, less helpdesk calls, higher system security level… Although from the security point of view, the users still represent the weakest link, the most important issue that an organization should benefit from when introducing unified identity management strategy is higher overall system security.
The paper overviews the area and suggests a content framework for the digital identity management strategy. The framework is illustrated with fragments from the real world case at University of Ljubljana with just over 70 000 users. At last, our identity management system - project is outlined and some experiences are briefly discussed.
MOJCA CIGLARIČ received her Ph.D. from Faculty of Computer and information Science, University of Ljubljana in 2003. Her thesis is in the area ofdistributed search protocols in peer-to-peer overlay networks. She received her M.Sc. in 1996 and her B.Sc. in 1992.
Since 1993 she has been with Faculty of Computer Communications, at firsta as a researcher and teaching assistant and lately as an assistant professor. Occasionally, she has been teaching at other slovenian higher education institutions.
Her research interests are in the areas of computer communications, distributed information systems and information security. She has been involved in several research and applicative projects; at present, she is a project leader of three research projects. Her bibliography contains around 50 journal and conference papers, four chapters in scientific monography books and some other works. Until today, she has supervised more than thirty B.Sc. and two M.Sc. theses.