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An Enlightening Paper on Identity Management

Posted by marinasum on March 20, 2006 at 12:54 PM PST

As its title suggests, a recent article in synnovation (an EDS Agility Alliance publication), Not Just a Spectator Sport, elaborates how access control and identity management nowadays mean a lot more than the traditional sign-ons with user IDs and passwords. They mean using open, standard protocols to implement application models that offer definitions of "rights, responsibilities, roles, and entitlements" of users, who also can have a say about what personal data they want to share.Tell me you're impressed, too, by the graphic on page 2 in the form of a thumbprint, which depicts secure access to a wide spectrum of Web sites in the intelligent context of identity, role, and desire. What a clever design!

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