A Federated Digital Identity Management Approach for Business Processes


Business processes have gained a lot of attention because of the pressing need for integrating existing resources and services to better fulfill customer needs. A key feature of business processes is that they are built from composable services, referred to as component services, that may belong to different domains. In such a context, flexible multi-domain identity management solutions are crucial for increased security and user-convenience. In particular, it is important that during the execution of a business process the component services be able to verify the identity of the client to check that it has the required permissions for accessing the services. To address the problem of multi-domain identity management, we propose a multi-factor identity attribute verification protocol for business processes that assures clients privacy and handles naming heterogeneity.


identity management, business process, naming heterogeneity, interoperability

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Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2009, Volume 10, Part 2, 194-206