GM, Boeing Faced Uphill Battle To Reach Global Identity Management

Managers from two multinational companies share their tips on connecting employees, parts suppliers, other business partners, and outsourced software developers.


After several attempts, it's still hard to get distributed identity management systems to work together as one enterprise-wide system, but that remainsGM (NYSE: GM)'s goal, said James Heaton, global director of identity management at GM.

In the field of identity management, it's called federation, where lots of different, geographically dispersed user-authorization systems are harnessed to work together. Federated identity management frequently leads to single user sign-on to corporate systems, which yields access to all needed applications and databases without repeated logging in.

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