Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Federated Identity Management Business Drivers
Jul 12, 2005, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"In last week's article, we discussed federated identity
management (FIM) to get you familiar with some of the concepts of
how it worked. We also stressed the need for Linux practitioners to
start preparing for the emergence of new products and services
requiring FIM. In this week's discussion, we explain reasons why
identity management has become required in many organizations.
"Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 12, dated
August 27, 2004, established a policy for a common identification
standard for federal employees and contractors..."