CHAPTER 3

Identity and Account Management

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

—Dr. Seuss

Everything that is networking, everything that is the Internet, the whole reason to run cables, set up routers, configure firewalls and applications, and sit on the phone for hours with balky ISPs is really only to do one job: share resources. These resources are Web pages, e-mail messages, VoIP conversations, games.... The interconnected world has millions of resources for people to use to make work and leisure more convenient, more efficient, more inexpensive ... and more fun (Figure 3-1).

Figure 3-1 Lots of resources!

Resources are useless unless there’s someone or something accessing ...

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