Darren Platt

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Business is becoming increasingly virtual and decentralized, while real-time management of relationships with employees, contractors, partners, suppliers, and customers is becoming ever more crucial. Even within a single company, applications may reside on different platforms, in separate departmental security domains, in legacy databases derived from prior acquisitions, or (thanks to outsourcing) in separate companies. As gaining access to distributed resources becomes increasingly vital, the ability to manage identity effectively becomes a paramount concern. Federated Identity "Federated Identity" is a set of mechanisms through which companies can share identity information between security domains. As a result of federation, companies are now able to create identity-based applications (such as federated single sign-on) that enable increased access to cross-boundar... (more)