[Wg-p3] Preparation for USG Privacy Workshop (Aug 10th)

Susan Landau Susan.Landau at sun.com
Tue Aug 4 13:20:10 PDT 2009

More questions/observations:

(i)  On page 6 of the Identity Scheme Adoption Process document that 
Robin sent out (written by USG) it says "One outcome of this move has 
been a transition away from a Federation model to an open model ..." 
Later that same page the document says, "The goals of ICAM include ... 
3. Providing the capability to re-use credentials across applications, 
eliminating the need to create and maintain a credential system for each 
application; and ..." 

I think asking for a definition of "federation" is a very good idea. 

(ii) Do we know where the U.S. government is using SAML-based 
authentication?  It would be very useful to know various current uses.  
Does anyone have an enumeration they can provide? 



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