Security Encyclopedia

System For Cross-Domain Identity Management

A System for Cross Domain Identity Management leverages various standards based protocols and integration mechanisms in order to manage and access user objects containing information across various identity stores that may be internal or external. Organizations typically have multiple sources of identity as they grow or acquire other businesses and face a challenge in correlating and authorizing users across these various sources of identity data.

The Cross Domain Identity Management System is deployed by an organization to simplify their onboarding and off-boarding processes as well as ensure security throughout the organizations so that individuals have proper access to the applications and tools their job requires and not more. These systems enforce access controls and authentication requirements to meet the organizations' security needs.