Definitions Edit

Federated identity is

[a] collective term describing agreements, standards and technologies that make identity and entitlements portable across autonomous domains.[1]
[a] single user identity that can be used to access a group of services or applications that are bounded by the ties and conditions of a federation.[2]
a capability that enables organizations to share trusted identities across the boundaries of their networks — with business partners, autonomous units and remote offices.[3]

References Edit

  1. NSTAC Report to the President on Identity Management Strategy, at C-2.
  2. Id. at C-3.
  3. The National Biometrics Challenge, at 9.

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