Month: January 2024

UDUS Champions Innovative IAM Solution To Transform Nigerian Education

Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) and Datasphir Solutions Limited announce a collaborative pilot program to implement BonafID, an advanced Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution designed for research and education institutions.

BonafID provides an Identity as a Service (IDaaS) solution, utilising open-source software and cloud computing paradigms to elevate Identity and Access Management (IAM) within National Research and Education Networks (NRENs). The cloud-based system issues a lifelong identifier assigned by the first educational institution an individual visits, facilitating seamless transitions between institutions. BonafID empowers users to retain control over their personal data by adhering to a user-centric identity management approach, enhancing autonomy and data control.

UDUS is leading in the development of a shared virtual laboratory to foster collaborative research and learning. The initiative will leverage BonafID to ensure seamless access, showcase the Nigerian Identity Federation ( and align with the emerging federated identity management in the education ecosystem in Africa.

“Building on our longstanding relationship with Datasphir and the successful collaboration on EduERP,  the next chapter with BonafID represents our commitment to innovation. Together, we are streamlining Identity and Access Management and reinforcing the strong foundation laid by years of collaboration, paving the way for a seamless and efficient educational identity ecosystem.” – Ahmed Chafe, ICT Director, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS).

A significant milestone for the university,  the UDUS pilot represents the movement towards advancing IAM solutions tailored to the distinctive requirements of the Nigerian educational milieu. Interested parties can follow the evolving narrative of BonafID to gain valuable insights into the potentially transformative impact awaiting educational institutions nationwide.

About Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS):

Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto (UDUS) is a distinguished institution in Sokoto, Nigeria, established in 1975. Renowned for academic excellence, UDUS offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs emphasising intellectual growth and innovation. With a committed faculty and cutting-edge facilities, the university prioritizes community service and social responsibility. Guided by principles of excellence and integrity, UDUS aims to produce graduates who are academically proficient and socially responsible.

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