The users of the various software applications of the HZDR are managed via a central identity management system (IDM). The master data and encrypted password keys are transferred from this system to the applications in which authentication takes place. The user only has to maintain his password in one place.
The following graphic shows examples of application areas of the central user administration, which is also coupled with the Microsoft Active Directory (ADS) of the domain:
The HZDR operates a Shibboleth server, which is used among other things for logging on to the library system Primo from Exlibris. Shibboleth is also used for the DFN AAI and Helmholtz AAI. HZDR users can log in there with their HZDR account (syntax: email@example.com).