Federated Trust

Federated Trust definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): Trust established within a federation, enabling each of the mutually trusting realms to share and use trust information (e.g., credentials) obtained from any of the other mutually trusting realms.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-95 (Web Services Federation Language (WS-Federation) (Version 1.0, 8 July 2003))

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary