Identity Management Architecture: Paradigms and Models
This paper provides an overview of identity management architecture from the viewpoint of paradigms and models. The definition of identity management architecture has been discussed, paradigms are classified by the development stage and core design principle transmission of the architecture which include network centric paradigm, service centric paradigm, and user centric paradigm; models are grouped by components varying and functions changing to isolated model, centralized model, and federated model. These paradigms and models have no collisions among them for they are views of identity management from different viewpoint.
Zhu Zhilin & Patrick Wang
Y. Cao et al., "Identity Management Architecture: Paradigms and Models", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 40-41, pp. 647-651, 2011