The objective of this onboarding guide to Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management standards and specifications, is to provide a security framework for securely connecting justice and public safety personnel to interagency applications and data over the Internet.
This document serves three main purposes: it provides background information about interfederation information sharing within the Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) paradigm; it supplements the GFIPM Federation Membership Process to address federation membership for trusted identity brokers (TIBs); and it provides supplementary technical requirements and guidance for TIBS. Its target audience includes representatives from agencies that wish to perform interfederation information sharing and also conform to the GFIPM paradigm, as well as implementers working on behalf of those agencies. Federation is a fundamental concept within the GFIPM framework. The goal of a federation is to provide justice and public safety organizations with the following benefits: provide single sign-on capabilities to end users for accessing online services; eliminate the requirement to register user identity information in multiple external systems; retain identity management and user authentication responsibility at the local organization level; provide an interoperable standard vocabulary of identity access attributes; and to support informed access and authorization decisions based on a trusted set of user identity attributes, and through that, improving the security controls and scalability for justice and public safety electronic information sharing.