2001-03-30Konferenzveröffentlichung DOI: 10.18452/1027
Integrated Identification System at the University of West Bohemia - Architecture, Use and Experiences
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
This article describes an example of modern identification technology implemented at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (UWB) and its role in the university environment. Many information and communication technology (ICT) services offered in everyday university life are provided on a subscription basis or free to a defined set of users. Such services require reliable user identification and authentication. The number of such services is increasing rapidly as well as the number of services that are provided automatically based on user identification using an electronic identification element, usually a personal identification card. The integrated identification system at UWB is based on the use of an RFID contactless R/W card with cryptochip. This secure identification medium allows the user access to dining services, library services, access to public and departmental laboratories and student dormitories. Some of them are tightly linked to the university security system. This identification system is based on an existing network infrastructure. All identification cards are administered from the central administration office of the university. The applications are also administered individually at department level. The hierarchical structure of the system makes possible the flexible updating of user rights and other parameters (including/excluding to/from the list of service subscribers, etc.). The main advantage of the system is that it can be extended (overnight) to include new services, not only at UWB but also at other universities. Remote administration of the system is possible, too. The hardware structure of the system is briefly described in the article. A more detailed description of the software and the administrative tools is presented, and in conclusion some issues concerning service experiences are also presented. The results of the projects LN00 B084 and 2352 00005 were supplied with subvention by the Ministry of Education of Czech Republic. This support is greatly acknowledged.
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