Identity management for ICT services at the University of Dar es salaam

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University of Dar es Salaam
ICT service is faced by several security problems. The major problem is identity theft which causes unauthorized access to resources, difficulties in resources sharing, between users. Identity management is the concept of centralizing user identities, controlling resource provisioning and managing system access by using technology combined with effective business process. This dissertation presents the findings on the current identity Management system of the University of Dar es salaam. The research was done using questionnaires, laboratory experiment and practical experience. The study showed that the University of Dar es salaam has sufficient technology to implement identity management system but it is lacking proper business process. Since the University of Dar es salaam network is a heterogeneous, comprising of window servers, Linux servers and Windows workstations. The best way of improving identity management system under this condition is creation of Enterprise directory (University wide Directory), using Fedora Directory server for Authentication purpose and Departmental directories using either active directory or OpenLDAP for resource authorization. The University should also develop ICT policy and procedures to support that technology
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr.Wilbert Chagula Library, (THS EAF T58.64L93)
Information communication technology, Informtion Resources Management, University of Dar es Salaam
Lwanda, P. H (2006) Identity management for ICT services at the University of Dar es salaam, Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.