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I work for an academic unit at University of BC. In 2004-2005, CS computer science and electrical engineering received government funds for expansion of buildings. Allowed for improvement of physical access issues.

Deliver electronics programs, etc.   Every term w we have a giant large turnover of students who had access to computer systems or space in computer labs. CS had a punch code given to students in a particular course. But problem: punch code got widely shared

Applied funding to older buildings for access code

Shopping for .

We shopped for a secure access program to get automation into thisfind an automated solution.
Didn't find one, so we wrote our own.

ACSM access control mgmt system. Mostly access management with a little IdM.

After that it's a role based access control system.

It has implicit and explicit aspects


Has an element of delegation.  Each dept can control who gets on their floor over which they have authority.

Biggest challenge was that the product that was chosen was in 1990s, window based application.   Better version uses mssql.