Journal of Computer Science

Smart Card Identification Management Over A Distributed Database Model

Olatubosun Olabode

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2011.1770.1777

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 7, Issue 12

Pages 1770-1777


Problem statement: An effective national identification system is a necessity in any national government for the proper implementation and execution of its governmental policies and duties. Approach: Such data can be held in a database relation in a distributed database environment. Till date, The Nigerian government is yet to have an effective and efficient National Identification Management System despite the huge among of money expended on the project. Results: This article presents a Smart Card Identification Management System over a Distributed Database Model. The model was implemented using a client/server architecture between a server and multiple clients. The programmable smart card to store identification detail, including the biometric feature was proposed. Among many other variables stored in the smart card includes individual information on personal identification number, gender, date of birth, place of birth, place of residence, citizenship, continuously updated information on vital status and the identity of parents and spouses. Conclusion/Recommendations: A conceptualization of the database structures and architecture of the distributed database model is presented. The designed distributed database model was intended to solve the lingering problems associated with multiple identification in a society.


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