Federated Identity Management
Nowadays users increasingly need to access external systems that are outside their domain of control. Additionally, partners and external users need to access internal systems. The Federated Identity Management service addresses the challenges associated with such cross-organization and cross-domain access, and uses a common set of policies, practices and protocols to manage the identity of users. Identity information is portable across autonomous security domains so that users of one domain can seamlessly and securely use the data or systems of another domain, without the overhead of user administration at every domain.