This week’s pick from the Layer 7 Resource Library archive addresses two issues that are critical to our technologies: Web services and identity federation. One of Layer 7’s ongoing goals is to help companies realize the value Web services offer to the enterprise – and identity federation is one of the keys to Web services success.
Our white paper Identity Federation in Web Services explains exactly why federation is such an issue with Web services. It explores federation problems commonly associated with reusing application logic across diverse business processes that traverse multiple security domains with independent preferences, capabilities and requirements.
It also outlines the requirements for a solution that will simply, effectively and securely bridge application identities across security domains. Our experience with customers – along with the fact that this has consistently been one of our most downloaded resources – continues to reinforce our belief in the value this type of solution offers to today’s extended enterprise