User-Centric Identity with Tivoli Federated Identity Manager, Part 1, Replace Password Authentication on your Web site with an Information Card or OpenID

Using User-Centric Identity technologies like Information Cards and OpenID as an alternate to Password Authentication with Tivoli Federated Identity Manager

From the developerWorks archives

Shane Weeden

Date archived: December 13, 2016 | First published: October 06, 2008

Do you like remembering and updating passwords? Most of us do not. A lot of corporate dollars are spent on customer service for password resets. This article presents a way for users to establish alternate means of authenticating to IBM® WebSphere® or IBM Tivoli® Access Manager environments using Information Cards and OpenID's. The flow is simple - the user first authenticates to the site using an existing authentication mechanism (which may be username/password or some other means), then "links" a user-centric credential (i.e., an information card or openid) to their account. Thereafter the Information Card or OpenID can be used as the primary means of authentication. This is quite convenient for customers as they become in charge of their own authenticated identity provider.

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