The dissemination of open source software in public institutions, especially Pardus and Viper, continues at full speed.

As a result of the cooperation between the Presidency of the Presidency of Strategy and Budget and TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM, efforts were made to transform user computers into Pardus, open source applications developed by the Pardus team, and other proven open source systems. At this point, Pardus and open source software are used efficiently in live systems.

EnGerek Identity Management System Launched

With regard to identity management, which is one of the important needs of corporate structures, the Strategy and Budget Department commissioned the Viper Identity Management System developed by the TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM Pardus team. With the Viper Identity Management System, user accounts in many different applications within the institution are managed centrally. In this way, a user's accounts in all corporate applications can be managed with a single click. Many new features such as automatic synchronization of accounts in corporate applications and password management with various mechanisms have been put into use. In this way, the management of user accounts has started to be done in a reliable, fast and more efficient way. 

TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM Pardus team, EnGerek Identity Management System It provides the necessary support for technical support, integration issues and to increase the technical competence of the personnel of the relevant institution.

Cooperation will continue

Inter-institutional cooperation regarding software and system transformations to be carried out in order to gain platform and application independence within the institution will continue. In addition, joint studies with TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM will continue to meet technical support and maintenance needs.

About EnGerek Identity Management System

EnGerek is a web-based identity management system. It was developed with the Java programming language. Its main goal is to centrally manage corporate users and accounts. It has been developed as open source. It runs on Tomcat application server and supports MariaDB / MySQL / PostgreSQL databases as identity store.

For account management, directory systems such as OpenLDAP, MS Active Directory / MS Exchange, MariaDB / MySQL / PostgreSQL databases, special database tables, connectors for Linux operating systems including Pardus are provided. Viper has ready connectors for integration with other IT systems. In this way, users can be managed by easily integrating IT applications into EnGerek.

User accounts management and password management are done with EnGerek. It is possible to define password policies. For example, a password policy can be defined such as 5 characters, 3 numbers in it, and the others are letters only. In addition, a self-service interface is available in EnGerek, where users can renew their passwords if they forget it.

With EnGerek, workflows can be defined within the framework of the principle of separation of duties. Thanks to these workflows, it is possible for users to request roles or accounts as self-service. The user can request an account or a role from its own interface and can have the desired role and account after passing the necessary approval points. In addition, relations between roles can be established by adhering to the separation of duties. For example, users can be prevented from taking unwanted roles by defining rules such that a user who takes the A role cannot take the B role.

EnGerek also includes an XML editor. By using this editor, new resources can be defined, workflows can be defined, scheduled tasks can be edited, and report templates can be prepared for EnGerek.

It is aimed to implement the EnGerek system in all private companies, public institutions and universities where the type and number of users and systems are high. In these institutions, in cases such as minimizing the above problems and their effects, preventing data entry repetitions if the data required for IT accounts are obtained from a personnel management system, shortening the account opening time for new employees, closing all the accounts of the departing personnel on time, long-term leave, all the accounts of the personnel are kept. It is possible to disable and immediately reactivate the permission return, to reflect the organization, title and other information changes correctly to all accounts due to appointment / promotion, to reset the password in case users forget their passwords, and also to increase their ability to monitor / audit periodically or instantly.

Why EnNecessary?

  • It's open source.
  • There is no license fee.
  • It is simple to use, not complicated.
  • It is supported by TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM.