Published: 12 October 2010
Analyst(s): Bob Blakley
Two models of application-level authorization are in common use: embedded authorization and web access management (WAM) proxies. A third model, externalized authorization managers (EAMs), has emerged recently and provides compelling advantages, but is not yet widely deployed. In this assessment, Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst Bob Blakley examines the forces that will lead business to adopt EAMs over the next few years, describes the use cases externalized authorization supports, and lays out a roadmap for moving to this new technology.
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