• Access control

    Access control

    The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) has partnered with Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct to launch a security access-management ‘hackathon’ – the ACSA Access Management Challenge. As reported by Africa Business Communities, the goal is to streamline ACSA’s security access using a single sign-on (SSO) approach.

    As an airports management organisation, ACSA runs a wide range of systems within each of its operations, says Tshimologong community manager Itumeleng Dhlamini. ‘The issue of managing access to these systems is a major challenge and resulted in ACSA approaching Tshimologong to not only find a solution but to use the challenge as a means to identify and build new-generation IT skills.’

    Kutlwano Mtyeku, ACSA group manager: brand marketing and communications, says the issue of user identification is critical to the company. ‘It is imperative to link user identity, either to meet security protocols or to match the system to the user profile. It would prove challenging to utilise a system that requires a user ID and password, which is why ACSA wants to consider various SSO options.’

    23 January 2018
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