This combined with Shibbolized Moodle are good portents for CMSs buying into the concept of Federated Identities. It's important for the more, how shall I call them, "agile" CMSs to make inroads into the arena to force the "larger" vendors to follow suit.
One of the most important applications to leverage Federated Identity is CMSs. Imagine being able to quickly and easily create a web resource and then protect it. And, not just "protect it" by saying "only let valid Case users in"; but be able to say:
- Let Faculty at OSU, KSU, Case, and CMU access it read/write while Students at those institutions access it read-only.
- Let these 3 of my Case friends and these 2 of my OU friends access it.
- I could keep generating list item after list item, here.
- And, these examples don't have to just involve Universities. Replace OSU with Amazon, Google, Blogger, etc.; any place that can contain and share an "identity"/"account."
The benefits are self-evident. It's good to see that CMSs are some of the first quickly moving in on it.