7 Things You Should Know About Federated Identity


Federation is a service provided by a third party that enables participating organizations to leverage home organizations' digital identities to access partner resources by implementing a common standard for technical interoperation. Many higher education institutions use federated identity because it makes collaboration easier and fosters seamless access to research and other academic resources. By using federation to extend the reach of local identities to community-wide resources, the value of local investment in identity and access management systems is multiplied.

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