Published: 20 December 2005
Analyst(s): Mike Neuenschwander
The emergence of user-centric models for identity management (IdM) is potentially the greatest advancement in the IdM industry since the appearance of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). Proponents of the idea aim to simplify an array of identity-related scenarios, from federation to privacy, by recasting the premise of domain centrism engrained in today's IdM systems. In this report, Research Director Mike Neuenschwander surveys the work to date on this emerging technology and advises enterprise architects about how to prepare for user-centric products and standards.
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