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User identity

Every user accessing the open metadata ecosystem has a unique user identity (userId). This identity is used for authentication, authorization and auditing of activity related to open metadata and governance.

A user identity identifies the logon (security) account of the user.

The user may be a person, or an automated process/engine. Either way, user identities should not be shared between people or automated process/engines.

A user identity may be associated with a personal profile. This is managed through the Community Profile OMAS and is designed to support collaboration.

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