Short note on Federated Identity Management (FIDM) and OpenID.


The term FIDM refers to the technologies and protocols that allow a user to package security credentials across security domains. It uses Security Markup Language (SAML) to bundle a user's security credentials, as seen in the figure below:


OpenID allows users to utilize a single account to log in to several websites. OpenID is supported by corporations such as Google, Yahoo!, Flickr, and, etc.

Benefits of OpenID

  • Increased site conversation rates
  • Access to greater user profile content Fewer problems with lost passwords
  • Ease of content integration into social networking sites

Such IDaaS solutions provide a range of identity and access management services such as:

  • Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality through the cloud
  •  Federated Identity Management for Access 
  • Governance Password Management


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