Federated Identity Primer

Federated Identity Primer

1st Edition - December 10, 2012

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  • Author: Derrick Rountree
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124071896
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124072077

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Identity authentication and authorization are integral tasks in today's digital world. As businesses become more technologically integrated and consumers use more web services, the questions of identity security and accessibility are becoming more prevalent. Federated identity links user credentials across multiple systems and services, altering both the utility and security landscape of both. In Federated Identity Primer, Derrick Rountree.

Key Features

  • Learn about Internet authentication
  • Learn about federated authentication
  • Learn about ADFS 2.0


This book is aimed at IT professionals responsible for authentication in their organization as well as web application developers responsible for developing apps with authentication capabilities

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    What to Expect from this Book

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Identity

    Information in this chapter:

    1.1. Introduction

    1.2. What Is Identity?

    1.3. The Internet Identity Problem

    1.4. Summary

    Chapter 2. What Is Federated Identity?

    Information in this chapter:

    2.1. Introduction

    2.2. Authentication and Authorization

    2.3. Access Control

    2.4. Federated Service Model

    2.5. Federated Identity

    2.6. Summary

    Chapter 3. Federated Identity Technologies

    Information in this chapter:

    3.1. Introduction

    3.2. OpenID

    3.3. OAuth

    3.4. Security Tokens

    3.5. Web Service Specifications

    3.6. Windows Identity Foundation

    3.7. Claims-Based Identity

    3.8. Summary

    Chapter 4. Deployment Options

    Information in this chapter:

    4.1. Introduction

    4.2. Making a Choice

    4.3. Active Directory Federation Services

    4.4. Microsoft ACS

    4.5. Summary

Product details

  • No. of pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2012
  • Published: December 10, 2012
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124071896
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124072077

About the Author

Derrick Rountree

Derrick Rountree (CISSP, CASP, MCSE) has been in the IT field for almost 20 years. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. Derrick has held positions as a network administrator, IT consultant, a QA engineer, and an Enterprise Architect. He has experience in network security, operating system security, application security, and secure software development. Derrick has contributed to several other Syngress and Elsevier publications on Citrix, Microsoft, and Cisco technologies.

Affiliations and Expertise

(CISSP, CASP, MCSE) has been in the IT field for almost 20 years.

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