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 +====== Identity Management ======
  
 +**IdM** is the short form for **I****d**entity **M**anagement. It is a broad administrative area that deals with identifying persons in a large system and controlling their access to resources within that system by associating user rights and restrictions with the established identity.
 +In other words and on a fundamental level, the identity management involves defining what users can do on the connected directories and servers.
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 +===== Using IdM and MetaDirectory to support user processes =====
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 +Since 2005 the GWDG as competence centre provides a large Identity Management environment to support all relevant user processes in the University of Göttingen and also the Max-Planck-Institutes in Germany. During that time, GWDG has been able to connect many institutes of the University and the Max Planck Society (MPG) to the central MetaDirectory,​ which is the most important part of the Identity Management. Today, we keep more than 70.000 identities (including the students).
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 +===== Major parts of the Identity Management in the GWDG ===== 
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 +{{:​en:​services:​general_services:​idm:​bild1.png?​200|}}
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 +==== How to connect to the MetaDir ====
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 +==== Requirements for connecting to the IdM ====
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 +[[Installing remote loader software]]
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 +[[IdM-Portal documentation]]