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General terms

Term Definition Comment
IAM Identity and access management Gartner's definition
IdM Identity management (IdM) describes the management of individual principals, their authentication, authorization,[1] and privileges within or across system and enterprise boundaries with the goal of increasing security and productivity while decreasing cost, downtime and repetitive tasks. IdM on Wikipedia
AM Access management describes management of individuals authorization and privileges  
SSO Single Sign on - The user logs on once for multiple applications.
Also includes autentication of users towards backend services.

SSO terms

Term Definition Comment
UserIdentity This is the user as stored in LDAP and NOT the accesses and roles, which is derived from the user-company contract(s) (employee, member, buyer etc.) UserIdentityBackend - UIB  
UserCredential Used for logging on, i.e. username and password  
UserToken A key given to the applicatin on behalf of the logged on user. What is the diff between Security token and user token? Security token on Wikipedia
UserTokenID The session-representation for a user-session in Whydah SSO  
applicationTokenID The session-token for an application collaborating in the Whydah SSO  
SSOTicket A one-time handover-token from one application to another to pass along a logged-on user between applications SSO Also called UserTicket or just Ticket in SSO terminology

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