Month: February 2009

More Things about Federated Provisioning

My previous post on federated provisioning generated some interesting responses, both in the comments and in the blogosphere (see responses from Ian, Pamela and Pat Patterson). The topic has been so engaging (starting with Jackson Shaw’s post) that while I was writing this post I saw that Dave Kearns has made it the topic for

The Thing about Federated Provisioning

Ian Glazer recently blogged about federated provisioning, saying “Federated provisioning should not exist; there is only provisioning.”. Well, I think he’s both right and wrong about this. Let me explain. Suppose two companies, Acme and Omega enter into a federation agreement, whereby employees of Acme will be able to access a service at Omega using