Pavia is an Italian state university officially established as a Studium
Generale by Emperor Charles IV in 1361.
It is one of the oldest universities in Europe, part of the Coimbra Group (European association grouping 39 universities, some of them among the oldest and most prestigious in Europe, founded in 1985 and formally constituted in 1987).
The first engagement for Tirasa was a feasibility study about a IAM solution that, besides application level, takes into account all the access control issues to physical resources, like as car parks and restricted areas. The University has further engaged Tirasa to build a real Physical Identity & Access Management (PIAM) solution.
The proposed solution enlists peripheral systems, car parks, restricted areas and libraries, shown on the left side of the figure, that communicate via HTTP(s) with the central system, providing all the functionalities for Identity Management, Access Control and Single Sign-On.
The provided implementation, based on the Open Source Identity Stack, is able to manage users and permissions both on LDAP an, through SOAP, on the physical access control suite Xatlas. Users can log in via SPID, thanks to the functional extension developed by Tirasa.