Federated ID projects to rise in '04, study finds

Staff report

This year will see accelerated adoption of federated identity standards, technologies and projects, according to a customer survey conducted by technology vendor Ping Identity Corp.

The survey, which was sent to users of the Denver-based company's SourceID open source federation gateway, was aimed at federation project managers.

Highlights from the survey include:

  • More than 70% of respondents said they were in a planning, while 16% said they were in active pilot projects.
  • 38% of respondents plan to have their identity federation projects running within six months, and an additional 32% plan to do so by the end of 2004.
  • 41% of respondents plan to federate with partners, 19% with suppliers and 33% with consumers or customers.
  • 41% of respondents are using identity federation technologies internally; 21% plan to federate with external partners, and the remaining 38% plan to use identity federation technology both internally and externally.
  • More than 50% of the respondents indicated their protocol priorities as being Liberty Phase I and SAML v2.0 specifications.
  • 36% of respondents indicated that their federation project was both sanctioned and budgeted for 2004.

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