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Government Builds Foundation for Agility With Identity Federation Solution

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Executive Summary

Identity Federation Solutions provides for a kind of virtual reunion of different identities of one person or organizations across domains. This data is usually joined with the help of one common token, namely the user name. Before the coming of this system, industries in the public and private sector had problems meeting with the demands of the customers and responding to their queries in time. The documents and records of patients needed to be sent across various regions and the health care workers faced problems with this. The challenges associated with cross-company and cross domain accelerated and this was needed to be kept in check. There was no set standard for the dissemination of information. To solve this problem an initiation by the British Colombian Government was incorporated so that multiple organizations can be managed by using one single identity. With this service, customers or members of an organization can have access to a variety of online services using one password. Multiple health authorities began to get connected through federation technology. People embraced this idea whole heatedly because they don't have to register new user name and password as this was done through automatic federated provisioning. The government's implementation of Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 was a success. This case study discusses how the aim of the government to access data seamlessly from another domain was fulfilled.

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