Access Manager 7 2005Q4 provides bulk federation of user accounts to applications that are outsourced to business partners. Previously, federating accounts between a Service Provider (SP) and an Identity Provider (IDP) required each user to access both the SP and IDP sites, create accounts if not already there, and federate the two accounts through a web link. This process was time consuming. It was not always suitable for a deployment with existing accounts or for a site that acted as an identity provider itself or use one of its partners as an authenticating provider.
For more information, see the Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Federation and SAML Administration Guide.