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Integrating User Customization and Authentication: The Identity Crisis
Sept.-Oct. 2012 (vol. 10 no. 5)
pp. 82-85
Bart den Haak, Backbase
The integration of user customization with authentication follows four patterns. The local-user pattern tightly couples user authentication and customization. The external-user pattern loosely couples customization and authentication so that the customization module relies on the external authentication provider to authenticate users and return their unique identifiers. The local- + external-user pattern tightly couples customization to a local user account, but that account can be connected to multiple external authentication providers. Finally, the masked-external-user pattern requires extra effort to protect sensitive information about users' identity.
Index Terms:
Authentication ,User centered design,Computer security,Open systems,Pattern recognition,computer security,user customization,authentication,privacy,local-user pattern,external-user pattern,local- + external-user pattern,masked-external-user pattern,OpenID,OAuth
Citation:
Željko Obrenović, Bart den Haak, "Integrating User Customization and Authentication: The Identity Crisis," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 82-85, Sept.-Oct. 2012, doi:10.1109/MSP.2012.119
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