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identity management

The management of a user's identity. Within the enterprise, an identity management system comprises a system of directories and access control based on policies. It includes the maintenance of the system (adds, changes, deletes) and generally offers single sign-on so that the user only has to log in once to gain access to multiple resources. See user management and provisioning, network directory and directory service.

The Public Internet
On the Internet, traditional identity management is a username/password system developed for each website or group of websites. Identity infrastructures, such as OpenID and the identity metasystem, embodied by Microsoft's CardSpace and the Higgins project, were designed to provide a unified approach to identity management in the public online world.

Identity management also embraces data sharing, and the infrastructures mentioned above offer users control over how their data are shared with websites and other online entities. See OpenID, identity metasystem and single sign-on.
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Supporting the government's efforts towards introducing smart services, the distribution agreement also include plans to develop an advanced ID management system in the UAE.
ID Federation enables cloud authentication for single sign-on and simplified ID management.
market as Versasec LLC, the Swedish parent company saw the opportunity to present a unified global brand and continue its market penetration in the digital ID management industry.
The Emirates ID statement pointed out that the strategy of electronic linkage with the UAE government entities, 2012-2015, would contribute to streamlining government services, easing transactions and procedures, reducing costs, minimising paper consumption and providing ID management services to the UAE federal and local government organisations through engineering a range of flexible services that can be developed and harmonised.
The Emirates ID pointed out that the strategy of electronic linkage with UAE government entities 2012-2015 would contribute to streamlining government services, easing transactions and procedures, reducing costs, minimizing paper consumption and providing ID management services to the UAE federal and local government organizations through engineering a range of flexible services that can be developed and harmonized.
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Tokyo, July 17, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu and the Institute of National Colleges of Technology (KOSEN) today announced that, by deploying the Fujitsu UnifIDone integrated ID management package, KOSEN has developed an authentication system for centrally managing user data on shared systems that are used by faculty at national colleges of technology throughout Japan.
The Hitachi ID Management Suite includes Identity Manager ( http://hitachi-id.
Hitachi ID Management Suite helps organizations manage the user lifecycle, including access provisioning, compliance, passwords and other authentication factors more effectively, which reduces IT support cost, increases productivity and enhances security.
NADRA is rated among top 50 ID Management companies in the world by ID WORLD Congress, Italy.
The ID People Awards are given each year to outstanding members of the ID management community who have distinguished themselves for commitment, leadership, creativity and innovation.