Identity and Access Management


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module is offered jointly with the MSc programme in Innovative Communication Technologies and Entrepreneurship (ICTE). It builds on knowledge obtained in the ICTE module “Internet Technologies and Service Architectures” or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Must have knowledge about:

  • physical identities, digital identities and credentials
  • key identity concepts such as linkability, personally identifiable information, personal data, attributes, claims, and assertions
  • state-of-the-art principles, laws, guidelines and frameworks for protecting users’ privacy, including fine-grained management of personal attributes
  • security objectives and methods to achieve them
  • principles and methods for identification, authentication, and authorisation, including assurance levels and methods for strong authentication
  • policies, policy architectures, and access control schemes
  • identity management systems, identity federation and single sign-on systems
  • state-of-the-art technologies and frameworks for managing access to protected resources, including identity and access management (IAM) in enterprises 


Must be able to: 

  • identify the personal attributes that are needed to perform a given task
  • apply methods and technologies for privacy protection as a part of service development, including “privacy by design” principles 
  • identify resource sets and protect them with secure interfaces
  • apply state-of-the-art technologies for realising advanced services with authentication, authorisation and access control
  • design applications and services incorporating authenticators, different assurance levels, and management of user identities (authentication, authorisation, privacy protection)
  • analyse and design information flows and architectures for ICT services and solutions


Must have the competences to: 

  • design secure services and policy architectures with controlled exchange of attributes between stakeholders and minimal disclosure of personal information
  • discuss and reflect on management of personal information for access to resources and for personalisation of services

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examIdentity and Access Management
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsFind the information about the allowed tools on the exam specification
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleIdentitets- og adgangshåndtering
Module codeESNCYSK2K3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design