bwIDM is a state service available to universities in Baden-Württemberg, which allows users to use their university account to access some services from other universities. The service is based in the DFN-AAI (deutsches Forschungsnetz - Authetication and authorisation infrastructure) federation.
Currently, the following services can be accessed using bwIDM:
- Library system (aDIS)
- DFN Scheduler
- DFN Web conferences (Adobe Connect)
- DFNconf (Video conference system)
Further services are in development.
bwIDM kann be used by all members of Reutlingen University. For some services, there may be restrictions for individual user groups - these are specified by the service providers. Access to bwUniCluster must be requested.
Please report any problems to the Service Desk.
Data Backup / Hosting
bwIDM consists of two components:
- the "Identity Provider" for Reutlingen University is hosted by DFN. This establishes the connection to "Identity Management" (the directory services).
- the "Service Provider" is operated by the service provider and controls the access rights to the service's resources. A university must be approved using the Service Provider before its members are able to access the services.
No data is held in bwIDM, a data backup is not necessary, except for backups for recovery if there is an error.
In order to request a service over bwIDM, the user must first register with the relevant service. To gain authorisation for bwUniCluster, please contact Rainer Fischer.
In order to use bwIDM, a university account is required. When your university account is no longer valid, you will no longer be able to use bwIDM.