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An Interoperable Identity Management Solution for Kenya E-Government
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Identity management and the integrated technologies plays a big role to recommence administrative processes and promote e-government development by bringing services closer to citizens and the economy. It is a means of providing interoperability of records and the integration of data sources. Business processes, policies and current practices supports such administration. It comprises the competence and integrity of public authorities, personal privacy principles, legal and regulatory issues, systems and technology. Several technologies and frameworks have been developed to carry out the necessary activities related to identity management. In this thesis, we propose a framework for Kenya e-Government initiative with the most important solutions currently available, namely the Security Assertion Markup Language, the Liberty Alliance framework, web services and virtual private networks. We first identify what identity management is and the integrated disciplines and technologies in general. We then identify and analyze the perceptions of citizens’ which is the single most significant obstacle to the widespread adoption of electronic identity management. Finally, we produced a model that can be used as a framework for addressing privacy protection and security issues and for choosing the technology to be used by the government for identity management with respect to the Kenyan identity policy, legislation, culture, and existing infrastructure.

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Keyword [en]
Technology, Identity management, Federated identity, Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), Liberty Alliance, Web Services, Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Keyword [sv]
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-58803Local ID: f5e04a37-de13-4c90-a1f9-435bf7d3c11eOAI: diva2:1032191
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Information Security, master's level
Validerat; 20111223 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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