Identity Management

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The Identity Management Forum focuses on promoting effective, open standards-based identity management, which allows the right information on identity to reach the right people. The authentication of identities are essential requirements in information security solutions, and the efficient and secure management of identity information is a critical pre-requisite to enabling today's business demands for effective access control and provision management in their IT systems. In today's business operations, best practice on identity management is an expectation that is enforced by increasingly strong legal and regulatory requirements backed by IT audit, where penalties for non-compliance are severe.

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We are working to realize our vision by:

  • Describing and promoting good practice for identity management architecture;
  • Participating in relevant standardization activities, particularly in ISO JTC1 SC27 and INCITS CS1; and
  • Encouraging product vendors to follow the standards.

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