February 3, 2004 Alex Woodie
A new company named TriAWorks was formed last month and has already released its first software product, called TriAWorks Identity Manager for Single Sign-On, or TIM SSO. The software utility is designed to simplify using IBM‘s Enterprise Identity Mapping framework, and therefore to make it easier for iSeries and Windows shops to provide their users with the much vaunted–but seldom obtained–single sign-on capability.
In a nutshell, Enterprise Identity Mapping is a framework for creating “associations” among the different user IDs a person uses to access a variety of computer systems. When combined with Kerberos authentication, Enterprise Identity Mapping provides