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“CIDAS (Version: 0.8)”:

Manufacturer of the IMS

  • University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg
  • URL: (Visit Homepage)
  • Nature of provider / distributor: public
  • Nationality of the manufacturer: N/A

Type of the IMS / Class of the IMS

  • Type of the IMS: Type 3
  • Class of the IMS: Class 1

Supported languages

  • England: English

References for the IMS

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?

State of IMS deployment

Distribution of the IMS

Geographic scope

Is the IMS an open/closed IMS?: Open

State of IMS deployment: Prototype

Distribution of the IMS: N/A

Geographic scope: Global

Hard and software requirements of the IMS

Server: Posix-compliant operating system (tested on Linux and Sun Solaris); LDAPv3 directory service must be available on the same or another maschine, openldap recommended. Native Client: Posix-compliant operating system (tested on Linux and Sun Solaris); Web Client: only Web-Browser is required. If utilisation of stronger authentication modes is needed, a JVM and a locally installed ┬┐Native Client┬┐ are necessary.

Installed base of the IMS (Userbase)

Only prototypes

Interoperability and supported standards

CIDAS uses a specific communication protocol and own data formats.

Server-side component(s)

The CIDAS server will require strong authentication from a user to be able to view or change his own data.

Client-side component(s)

Client-side mainly provides a user interface and CIDAS connectivity for applications.

Description of functionality / features (client and server)

- support of convenient methods for user identification

- support of several high-level authentication methods including cryptographic methods, smartcards and biometrics

- free combinations of authentication methods are possible in order to enhance overall security

- security levels, permissions and privacy levels are highly configurable

- provides single sign-on functionality for a wide area of applications, not restricted to web based services

- allows pseudonymous and anonymous use of applications; privacy enhancement technology

- provides self-service functionality and ultimate control over personal data to the user base

- extensive data protection by applying encryption and strict separation of personal data and application data

- supports centralised administration and account management

- integrates a public key infrastructure

Main functionality

CIDAS is a configurable identification and authentication system, thus allows customisable access control and access structuring for ICT systems.

Purchase costs in EUR


Flow charts of the IMS

Screenshots of the IMS

Other file resources


Evaluator of the IMS

Prof. Friedrich-L. Holl (University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg)

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