How to Make a Federation Manageable

  • Christian Geuer-Pollmann
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3677)


Nowadays, the setup of seamless, cross-organizational working environments is a challenging task, mainly because of security-related problems. The available options for cross-domain collaboration are often dysfunctional, expensive and not in line with the organization’s business needs. Despite the proliferation of claims-based mechanisms like SAML, WS-Trust or WS-Federation, additional guidance is necessary how to effectively apply these technologies. The architectural pattern and ideas presented in this talk are an attempt to solve a common class of problems in collaboration space.


Partner Organization Application Service Provider Partner Company Specific Partner Access Control List 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Geuer-Pollmann
    • 1
  1. 1.European Microsoft Innovation CenterAachenGermany

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