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Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM): Implementation Guide

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83 pages

This Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management framework seeks to provide the justice community and partner organizations with a standards-based approach for implementing federated identity; it is organized into six major sections with an additional two appendices which provide a GFIPM Reference Federation and list of acronyms.


This implementation guide is intended for managers and technical representatives of prospective Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) participant organizations that are planning to implement an identity provider (IDP) and/or a service provider (SP) within a GFIPM federation; it also may serve vendors, contractors, and consultants who are required to establish technical interoperability with GFIPM standards as part of their project or product implementation. The implementation guidance in this document relates to the use of the following GFIPM normative technical standards: GFIPM Metadata Specification 2.0; GFIPM Cryptographic Trust Model 1.0; GFIPM Web Browser User-to-System Profile 1.0; and GFIPM Web Services System-to-System Profile 1.0. The document is organized into six main sections and includes tables and figures. The six sections are: introduction, which provides background information; implementing an Identity Provider; implementing a Service Provider; section four covers implementing a Web Service Consumer; section five is about implementing a Web Service Provider; and section six provides additional implementation guidance.