Volume 13, Number 3

A Survey on Federated Identity Management Systems Limitation and Solutions


Maha Aldosary and Norah Alqahtani, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, KSA


An efficient identity management system has become one of the fundamental requirements for ensuring safe, secure, and transparent use of identifiable information and attributes. Federated Identity Management (FIdM) allows users to distribute their identity information across security domains which increases the portability of their digital identities, and it is considered a promising approach to facilitate secure resource sharing among collaborating participants in heterogeneous IT environments. However, it also raises new architectural challenges and significant security and privacy issues that need to be mitigated. In this paper, we provide a comparison between FIdM architectures, presented the limitations and risks in FIdM system, and discuss the results and proposed solutions.


Federated Identity Management, Identity Management, Limitations, Identity Federation.