Journal of Universal Computer Science
The authors describe the concept of automatic authentication for cloud-based services via the use of a client-centric solution for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In previous paper they have introduced the Identity Management Machine (IdMM) which is designed to handle the interaction between a client's identity directory and various cloud identity management systems. They now further refine this machine by describing its interaction with various cloud authentication systems. The IdMM is designed to aid SMEs in their adoption or migration to cloud-based services.