Sun Java System Access Manager 7 2005Q4 Technical Overview

Identity Federation Service

Identity federation allows a user to consolidate the many local identities he has configured among multiple service providers. With one federated identity, the user can log in at one service provider’s site and move to an affiliated service provider site without having to re-authenticate or re-establish his identity. Identity Federation service works with SAML service to enable single sign-on sessions among business partners over the Internet. Identity Federation services consists of a web service interface, a core Identity Federation component, and an Identity Federation Framework that complies with the Liberty Alliance Project specifications.