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Web SSO or federated

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Gartner is predicting that federation that will displace web single signon in the coming 3-4 years.

Halleluja! Web SSO is purely a hack – either installing shims on web application servers or proxying authentication to web apps and intercepting/storing/injecting passwords from some (hopefully secure) database.

With luck, more apps will support federation and WebSSO will fade away.

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