Welcome to Identity blog of Amir Hadziahmetovic

Welcome to my Identity blog. I have just (jun 2006) defended master thesis “Digital Identity Management – Challenges and Benefits”. The evaluators think that my thesis is rather good (I’ve got very high grade – 10 for it 🙂


My supervisor was famous dane Dr.John Gøtze. Here follows some of the thesis’ chapters titles:

Identity and its digital representation
What is identity?
Two aspects of Identity
Three tiers of identity
Identity proof and chain of trust
Digital identity today
Challenges of DI management
Identity and security
Identity and business
Identity and privacy
Identity and technology
General motivation and Scope of Digital Identity Management

Concepts of Digital Identity
Digital Identity and Identity Management
Digital Identity Lifecycle
Integrity, Non-repudiation and Confidentiality
Message Digests (Hashes)
Digital Signatures
Digital Certificates and PKI
Certificate Authorities
Identity Management processes

ID and Password
Challenge-Response Systems
Digital Certificates
Biometric Devices
Smart cards

Abstract Authorization Architectures

Access Control
Responsibility for resources
The Principle of Least Privilege
Accountability versus Enforcement
Access Control Types
Mandatory and Discretionary Access Control
User-based permission systems
Access control matrix
Access-Control Lists
Digital Certificates and Access control
Role Based Access Control – RBAC
Attribute Based Access Control – ABAC
Digital Rights Management
Access Control and Service Oriented Architecture

Names and Directories

Interoperability Standards
Security Assertion Markup Language – SAML
Service Provisioning Markup Language – SPML
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language – XACML

Federated Identity

Architecture for Digital Identity
Identity Management Architecture vs. Information Security Planning
Governance and Business modeling of enterprise architecture
Identity Maturity Models and Process Architectures
Identity Data Architectures
Interoperability Frameworks for Identity
Identity Policies
Identity Management Reference Architecture
Building an Identity Management Architecture

IM situation in Denmark
Current development of Identity Framework in Denmark
The Reference Model
Administration and management
Issuing of credentials
Logging and control
More about the elements and other issues related to IM in Denmark

Cross-case conclusions
1. About the model
2. Authentication
3. Access control and rights administration
4. Standards, Interoperability and SSO
5. Logging and control

Putting IM into perspective

If you find theese subjects interesting, you can download complete ca. hundred page thesis as



  1. Amela said,

    March 27, 2007 at 11:07 pm


    Amazing work!

  2. Merima said,

    April 10, 2007 at 6:28 pm

    Cestitam na vrhunskom radu!
    Voljela bih da stupimo u kontakt kako bih te ukljucila u projekat naucno-istrazivackog magazina u Sarajevu.Javi mi tvoj kontakt,ja cu ti poslati sve detalje.
    Srdacni pozdravi..
    Merima Spahic

  3. AllForYou123 said,

    August 30, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Helo, it is very interesting site. If You want you can visit mine. chain hang low remix I have make it myself. There you can find all about chain hang low remix etc…

  4. Melina said,

    December 20, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    very interesting. i’m adding in RSS Reader

  5. seka dobric said,

    September 8, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Cao Amire,

    ja sam seka dobric i nadam se da si ti moj prijatelj Amir is Tuzle, kojeg sam poznavala u toku studija us Sarajevu 1984 -1988. Ako me se sjecas, molim te javi se, voljela bih da ponovo stupimo u kontakt. pogledaj moj website http://www.sekadobric.com ili face book
    pozdrav iz Belgije

  6. dia said,

    May 20, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    helow i’m very interesting with your blog ………….. but please can you provide me a blog for identity management solutions for my report project …. please


  7. Grgica said,

    June 13, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Sa zakasnjenjem ali od srca iskrene cestitke!

    • Amir Hadziahmetovic said,

      February 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Hvala Grgice,
      Tek sam sad vidio tvoju poruku. Pokusao sam ranije da te pronadjem na Netu, ali nisam uspio…
      Pokusacu ponovo…

  8. TuctTrungup said,

    December 11, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    True words, some truthful words dude. Made my day!

    • Amir Hadziahmetovic said,

      February 1, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you dude, let me know if IAM is still in the focus of your attention 🙂

  9. Md.Mahbubur Rahman said,

    May 13, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Congratulation ,it is a nice work,i am also working with digital identity management, i have a new idea ,how can i implement it ,please give me suggestion. mahabub.cse.buet@gmail.com

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