IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Feb 9 2013   5:48PM GMT

Wikipedia: An assessment from a user’s perspective – Part III

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

As conveyed by, “Identity management (ID management) is a broad administrative area that deals with identifying individuals in a system (such as a country, a network, or an enterprise) and controlling their access to resources within that system by associating user rights and restrictions with the established identity.” In this area, based on my experience, Wikipedia software does not provide adequate mechanisms for user accountability as presented in a position paper by OneName Corporation’s Requirements for a Global Identity Management Service. Specifically, it appears there is no password synchronization defining the one-to-many correspondence that may exist between a user and authorized accounts.


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