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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..."

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