User Centric Identity with Tivoli Federated Identity Manager, Part 2, Self registration and account recovery using information cards and OpenID

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Shane Weeden

Date archived: December 13, 2016 | First published: October 15, 2008

Attracting users to register at your retail Web site has always been a challenge. Not only do you need to have a fantastic service to offer, you also need to make the on-boarding process as simple and convenient as possible. Traditional federation technologies like Liberty and SAML allowed companies to collaborate with tightly-coupled user bases by establishing 1:1 or many:few relationships; however, that model does not scale to the true retail space. User Centric Identity management technologies like OpenID and Information Cards allow people to manage their own identity attributes at distributed "Identity Providers" (including self-issued Information Cards). This article will demonstrate how to implement self-registration using an Information Card or OpenID (with the simple registration extension - SREG). Automated recovery of an account is also implemented, such as when the user centric credential with which it was registered is lost. Sample code is provided to rapidly enable these capabilities with IBM® Tivoli® Federated Identity Manager 6.2.

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