NetKnights works actively in the open source community and supports different German open source events. We are member of OSB-Alliance and the “IT-Netzwerk” Kassel.


Moreover we maintain an active strong network of partners in development, integration, hosting and technology.

m.a.x. it

Hosting, Integration
m.a.x. it specializes in managed services and offers both heterogeneous and distributed firewall and VPN solutions. For its customers, m.a.x. it plans, implements and operates infrastructures across multiple locations and networks them with state-of-the-art VPN technologies. Employees in the field should also have access to internal resources at all times. This requires reliable authentication to ensure the highest level of security for the data and systems. m.a.x. it relies here on privacyIDEA, as a flexibly scalable solution that offers users a wide range of possible authentication tokens. With the help of the policies and event handlers, any workflows can be mapped and automated.

DAASI International

Development, Integration
DAASI International is a service provider for Federated Identity & Access Management (FIM/IAM) based on open source software and is one of the leading providers in Europe in this field. Founded in 2000, the IAM experts from Tübingen, Germany have many years of experience, especially in the areas of identity management, federated single sign-on (SSO) and directory service technologies. In addition to renowned IAM solutions and a comprehensive range of services, from consulting and development to support and training, DAASI International also offers in-house developed products such as didmos, a modular open-source IAM framework. DAASI International successfully implemented privacyIDEA into didmos and into the IAM features of Crust (an open-source CRM system and unified work platform) and will sustainably support the privacyIDEA module for Shibboleth as well.

Nitrokey GmbH

Development, Technology
Nitrokey is located in Berlin and provides different USB keys for authentication and encryption. The Nitrokey Pro is based on the GnuPG smartcard. Nitrokey sticks to open source software, firmware and open hardware. Togeather we are working on the integration of the Nitrokeys into privacyIDEA which can be used as the central 2FA management system. Thus the Nitrokey provides an open, transparent and trustworthy authentication hardware managed with the open source authentication system privacyIDEA.

ownCloud GmbH

Organizations that must share confidential data internally and externally rely on the On-Premises Solution from ownCloud – the open platform for better productivity and security within digital collaboration. It enables users to access data no matter where it is stored or which device is used. Only ownCloud gives organizations the visibility and control required to manage sensitive data, preserve business processes and integrate with existing compliant infrastructures while offering users the modern collaboration experience they demand. privacyIDEA is the sensible enhancement to ownCloud to protect access to sensitive data with a trustworthy Two-Factor-Authentication. ownCloud and NetKnights continously improve the integration of privacyIDEA into ownCloud. Both are working togeather on the Authentication API of ownCloud, to provide a flexible and secure integration of third party authentication systems like privacyIDEA.

BNC Business Network Communications AG

Founded in 1998, BNC Business Network Communications AG is a major Swiss IT infrastructure service provider with over 70 employees based in Bern, Zurich and Lausanne. BNC designs, implements and manages custom solutions and services in the areas of Networks, Security and Cloud & Data Center. BNC consults for and supports medium to large-sized enterprises and organisations and other IT service providers. Their Professional, Support and Managed Services enable them to not just keep up with the rapid pace of technological progress but actually realise a competitive advantage.

Univention GmbH

NetKnights GmbH offers a module for two-factor authentication on the UCS SAML Identity Provider for the Univention Corporate Server. This can be quickly installed via the Univention AppCenter. The user can thus easily extend SSO by adding a second factor. Univention and NetKnights also work closely together in projects on the topics of SAML and 2FA.

Siedl Networks


Siedl Networks, a technology company from Krems an der Donau (Lower Austria), provides IT services throughout Austria for companies, schools and non-profit organizations since 2002.

The core expertises are innovative solutions with open source software for the segments: IT infrastructure, collaboration, cloud services and consulting.

Axiad IDS, Inc.

Axiad IDS is a Trusted Identity solutions provider for enterprise, government and financial organizations. Axiad was founded by industry experts with extensive backgrounds in developing, deploying, and managing identity and access management solutions. Axiad IDS works closely with NetKnights and is actively participating the in the privacyIDEA open source project, which is one component of the Axiad ID Cloud. Axiad ID Cloud is a hosted cloud service providing a modular identity solutions platform for users, systems, and devices. Axiad ID Cloud provides SmartCard, PKI and OTP based credential management and flexible authentication services in the cloud allowing organizations to cost-effectively implement and manage a mix of user credentials. With Axiad ID Cloud, organizations can trust identities from employees, contractors, partners and customers; trust their infrastructure, and grow their business.

IT-Schmid GmbH & Co. KG

IT-Schmid is an IT service provider for Open Source from the Allgäu. They support customers in the development of individual solutions around and with Open Source. For example, IT-Schmid successfully uses privacyIDEA together with the privacyIDEA SAML Plugin at an internationally operating research and space organization.

Computer Port IT Solutions

Computer Port IT Solutions is a distributor for privacyIDEA in India and has implemented privacyIDEA at an Indian multinational company, among others.


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