South Africa's Federated Identity Management Initiative

Siju A. Mammen
An overview of the concepts involved with identity federation, focusing specifically on it as a means to complement the existing digital identity management infrastructure for research and educational institutions in South Africa, is provided. The paper juxtaposes traditional identity management ideas to the federated model. A description of the South African initiative to establish a pilot Federation is described. The novelty of the South African initiative is the approach that was followed. Specifically it has...
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