Framework for discovery of identity management information
|Publication Date:||1 September 2013|
Discovery of identity management information deals with the fact that one must have the ability to obtain relevant information about identifiers, including those utilizing e-mail address syntax and those that are URLs, as well as persistent identifiers. Such discovery is a key element for enabling interoperability across heterogeneous information systems.
The scope of this Recommendation is for a framework that:
• enables the discovery of identity-related information and its provenance, including information being identified such as services, processes and entities;
• enables the discovery of identity-related information attributes including, but not limited to visual logos and human-readable site names;
• enables the discovery of attributes and the functionality of applications;
• describes a data model and a protocol to enable meta-level interoperability for representation, access and discovery of the information referenced above in heterogeneous IdM environments.