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Open Source Identity Management Patterns and Practices Using OpenAM 10.x by Waylon Kenning

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Chapter 1. Identity Management Patterns and Principles

Your interest in Identity Management is well placed—I believe Identity Management will become the next frontier of the Internet as well as the digital society. This chapter will cover the following areas:

  • Defining Identity Management
  • Why Identity Management is important
  • How Identity Management works
  • Key components of Identity Management

Defining Identity Management

I worked on the second largest Identity Management program in New Zealand, and found it a challenge to explain to people what Identity Management was. My description of "Imagine logging onto Hotmail, but without the email bit" left something to be desired. So together, let's explore the meaning of Identity Management. Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_management ...

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