One embodiment of the invention is directed to a computer- implemented method comprising, receiving a first request that includes a token associated with a first computing device to utilize a shared resource implemented by a federated network of computing devices. The method further comprises identifying that the first computing device is an unknown entity based in part on the token and one or more signature used to sign the token. The method further comprises transmitting, to a trust management system, a second request to authenticate the first computing device using the token. The method further comprises, receiving an authentication message that verifies the first computing device within an open trust network. The authentication message may be generated in response to the trust management system communicating with a plurality of registrar computers in the open trust network about the signatures associated with the token.