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An investigation of influencing factors for adopting federated identity authentication in service-oriented architecture (SOA)


2012 2012

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The importance of information security has made many organizations to invest and utilize effective information security controls within the information systems (IS) architecture. An organization's strategic decisions to secure enterprise-wide services often associated with the overall competitive advantages that are attained through the process of technology acceptance. Several researches show that technology acceptance frameworks are evaluative methods to offer theoretical explanations whether adopting new technologies are essential to the organization's business needs. Technology acceptance model (TAM) has been an effective method to evaluate factors that influence users' perceptions to adopt technological innovations. By extending TAM's seminal independent factors of perceived usefulness (PU) and perceived ease of use (PEOU), this study added cost-effectiveness (CE) and security-effectiveness (SE) as presumed predictors towards the use of federated identity authentication in a service-oriented architecture (SOA). A quantitative research approach was appropriate to assess influencing factors with the perception of IT decision-makers' recommendation to accept or reject a new technology within the state of Minnesota's agencies. The research indicates that significant relationships of PU, PEOU, and CE were obtained with IT decision-makers' intention to recommend federated identity authentication technologies. However, SE was not a strong predictor to recommend the use of authentication technology. The implications of this study are to provide IT decision-makers insights about the adoption process of authentication technologies and to make informed decisions on future improvement of information security implementations.

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Subject
Information Technology
Classification
0489: Information Technology
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; Federated identity management; Service-oriented architecture; Technology acceptance
Title
An investigation of influencing factors for adopting federated identity authentication in service-oriented architecture (SOA)
Author
Tadesse, Yohannes
Number of pages
138
Publication year
2012
Degree date
2012
School code
1351
Source
DAI-B 73/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267201669
Advisor
Brown, Steven
Committee member
Jamsa, Kris; Livingood, Richard
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Business and Technology
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3498092
ProQuest document ID
926193818
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/926193818
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