What is the difference between Federated and Unfederated identity?

Federated identity involves many organisations. They could be departments within a company or different government ministries, bank branches, multiple banks or airlines. In other words, whenever multiple organisations get together and want to use the same software for identity or identity access management, a federated identity solution is ideal.

For businesses that do not want to collaborate on identity but instead prefer a solution that serves their business needs, an unfederated or single installation identity solution such as Sphere Identity's is ideal.

A key difference between federated and unfederated identity lies in their implementation. The implementation time for unfederated identity is much shorter and therefore cheaper.


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