Sun OpenSSO Enterprise 8.0 Deployment Planning Guide

Dealing with Widely Distributed Identity Information

Environments with disparate sources of identity information have different approaches for organizing user entries, security practices, access control, and other essential aspects of information architecture. As complicated as internal identity issues can be, identity management issues also extend outside the individual enterprise. Enterprises with affiliate business and consumer relationships potentially have user populations that reach into the tens or hundreds of millions. You can use OpenSSO Enterprise in a federated identity management model to manage your business affiliate's users, and to ensure efficient and secure operating policies between your company and its business partners. The enterprise must also extend privacy and ease of use to the consumer and must consider the scalability requirements necessary to effectively manage hundreds of millions of users