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.
The University of 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 Open Source selection resulted in Apache Syncope and Tirasa, which provided ts activities to support the Army staff in building the best IdM system possible, for their own specific needs.
After a PoC built by Tirasa and based on Apereo CAS and Apache Syncope, the Institute decided to proceed on this path by engaging Tirasa itself to realize the whole infrastructure.
Provisioning is involved with managing the internal data sources and external via specific connectors for representation of users, groups and attributes. This component often needs to be tailored to meet the requirements of a specific deployment. The enterprise support of Tirasa, gave us the manageability, scalability and flexibility to connect and protect millions of consumers at enterprise customers
Tirasa built for Nivo1 a full-blown, integrated, IAM platform based on the Open Source tools as Apache Syncope and Apereo CAS, granting full control, on customer base, to both user lifecycle and differentiated authentication and authorization. This combination of tools gives Nivo1 a distinct competitive advantage.
Currently the whole infrastructure, based on Apache Syncope, manages about 5.000 users, periodically synchronized with HR.
We choose Apache Syncope to carry out the provisioning and account management role as part of our authorization platform, due to its simplicity and flexible adoption to the product needs. Another important consideration was the knowledge and excellent support provided by the Tirasa team
Tirasa provided timely support and always followed up to ensure that all issues were resolved to satisfaction.
Stichting Bibliotheek.nl is very content with Apache Syncope as a product and intends to extend its services based on it.
SURFnet is currently planning how to include Syncope it in its identity management and collaboration middleware for provisioning / deprovisioning needs.
SWM is very satisfied with both the community and the commercial support of Tirasa.
We have had a few years to get to know Apache Syncope and have gained some in-depth knowledge of its use. For this, the support provided by Tirasa has been a vital aid. We have received help in the form of, for instance, code examples providing a preview of the implementation, as well as solutions to configuration problems and quick fixes to any errors we have discovered.
Currently, the U.Porto is the most international of Portugal’s universities thanks to its active cooperation with hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide. The ambition now is to establish the U.Porto as one of the top 100 universities in the world by 2020.
The UShareSoft UForge Identity management service, is based on Apache Syncope, which was expressly chosen for it's richly defined and complete RESTful API.