Gartner Research

Technology Overview for Federated Identity Management

Published: 25 September 2012

ID: G00239129

Analyst(s): Gregg Kreizman


Federated identity management has become an essential capability, driven by adoption of software-as-a-service applications and by goals to allow consumers to use externally provided identities.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Technology Description
  • Standards
    • Federation Standards Evolution
  • Operating Requirements
  • Uses
  • Benefits and Risks
  • Selection Guidelines

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