As the digital identity market evolves, we will of course see many examples of both issuer-centric federated identity and application-centric integrated identity networks developing. The federated identity model is best suited to small communities with rich, intensive interactions, and with simple risk management requirements. The integrated identity model provides a new perspective on identity management for large application owners, and significantly simplifies the deployment and management of applications which span communities, require a tiered authentication and risk model or raise significant privacy issues.
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