Federated Network Identity

What Does Federated Network Identity Mean?

A federated network identity is a scheme permitting multiple digital identifications through a single login. As a type of identity architecture, a federated network identity works in conjunction with a federated identity manager.

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Also known as a federated identity.

Techopedia Explains Federated Network Identity

One advantage of federated network identity is permitting users to link identification data to various accounts. This enables them to have a singular authentication without having to logon with varying usernames and passwords.

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