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IBM Pushes Federated Identity Management

IBM is pushing interoperability as a solution to enterprise identity management and authentication woes. In Version 6.2 of IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager, the company has integrated a number of user-focused identity management technologies and frameworks, including OpenID, Microsoft Windows CardSpace and the Eclipse Higgins identity framework. In addition, the software now supports a wide range of user and application credentials such as RACF (Resource Access Control Facility) PassTicket, Kerberos, SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language), Web Services-Security and platform-specific credentials used by Microsoft .Net, IBM WebSphere, SAP NetWeaver, Oracle and CA.

The idea, IBM officials said, is to bring multiple identities into one central, federated identity management system that supports both legacy and newer user-centered frameworks.

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