Date Added: Dec 2010
Every person has his/her own identity. It's important to manage a digital identity in a computer network, with high priority. In spite of different applications the authors use in organization, resources need to be managed and allotted to the appropriate user with proper access rights. Identity management or IdM refers to how humans are identified, authorized and managed across computer networks. It covers issues such as how users are given an identity, the protection of that identity and the technologies supporting that protection. This paper attempts to provide an analysis to various identity management systems based on the state-of-the-art identity taxonomy factors.