Vol 122 Issue 1 2008-03-31 Article 19682 from section "Security"

Sun's Jamie Nelson on Federated Identity Management

When Marina Sum interviewed Sun's Director of Engineering for Access
and Federation Management Jamie Nelson, one of his most striking
observations was that " developing Web applications...identity
is often an afterthought." Worse yet, he added, too often, the
security portion of an application is typically built in a rush,
sometimes with boilerplate community code. The implications for
single sign-on (SSO) in such a case are not good, he said.

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