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Outsourced Authentication: When It Works – and When It Doesn’t

March 28, 2018 | Faculty Reports | Authentication | By Aaron Turner, IANS Faculty

In this always-on cloud/mobile world, many organizations are outsourcing their application authentication to the likes of Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. In this report, IANS Faculty Aaron Turner explains when handing your authentication tasks to a third-party makes sense – and when it doesn’t. He also details the key decision factors to consider before making the move. 


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