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The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 by John Savill

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Chapter 13. Active Directory Federated Services, Lightweight Directory Services, and Rights Management

The last few chapters discussed Active Directory (AD), which provides a huge amount of functionality centered on the directory infrastructure. This chapter looks at additional AD capabilities for maintaining, protecting, and sharing sensitive information by both securing the rights to data and enabling secure access to it. This is done both within an organization and between organizations, without having to maintain multiple sets of credentials.

The identity and access (IDA) space is concerned with managing identities, authenticating users, reducing cost and risk, enabling a single-sign-on experience for users to avoid the problems associated ...

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