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Global warming of the identity ocean

Thu, 08 Feb 2007 10:24:25 +0000

The big news out of the RSA conference is the announcement of a "marriage" of OpenID and CardSpace. For those that aren't up on the inner workings of user-centric identity: CardSpace is Microsoft's instantiation of the InfoCards Meta-system that Kim Cameron proposed several years ago; OpenID is a URL-centric identity protocol that has grown up with the grassroots nurturing of players like Sxip Identity, JanRain, Verisign, Cordance, Six Apart, and Netmesh.

OpenID: gone phishing

Thu, 01 Feb 2007 11:12:54 +0000

[Ed. The OpenID protocol is rapidly gaining momentum in the social networking arena.

SCC tells the mid-market identity story

Mon, 29 Jan 2007 11:27:22 +0000

The RSA conference always serves as one of the two or three windows that the identity community uses to launch new products (the other two being Burton Group's Catalyst and our own Digital ID World conference). As such, the weeks leading up to RSA always feature a spate of new company briefings.

Brian cracks the identity and web 2.0 problem

Mon, 22 Jan 2007 12:32:07 +0000

I first met Brian Oberkirch at the Syndicate conference in San Francisco in December of 2005. At the time, I'm quite sure that he didn't know of my connection to Digital ID World, or identity in general.

Debating the state of user-centric identity

Thu, 11 Jan 2007 12:34:59 +0000

Every now and then a technical disagreement betrays the state of a marketplace. That phenomenon is currently happening in the user-centric identity trenches.

Demand for post-admission NAC grows

Mon, 08 Jan 2007 10:01:04 +0000

[Note: Eric is having trouble posting today, and I have posted this article for him. So "I" refers to Eric in this article.

Identity predictions for 2007

Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:06:59 +0000

Having graded our identity predictions from last year, its time to venture forth into the uncharted waters of 2007. The following are our divinations on what is to come:1.

Grading our identity predictions from 2006

Wed, 13 Dec 2006 13:11:12 +0000

At the beginning of 2006, we posted a list of predictions over on Digital ID World for the upcoming year in identity. In keeping with our historical tradition, I'd like to grade our past performance prior to looking toward the future.

The case for OpenID

Mon, 04 Dec 2006 13:38:30 +0000

[Ed. We have recently seen a rise in interest in several new identity technologies.

Does authorization equal entitlements?

Mon, 20 Nov 2006 11:49:05 +0000

Back in the early mists of identity time, "identity management" was referred to as "AAA" (triple A) -- authentication, access control and authorization. Over time, AAA evolved to mean authentication, authorization and acountability.

Federation enters a new phase

Thu, 16 Nov 2006 09:08:19 +0000

Two recent releases in the federated identity marketplace caught my eye -- and may speak to the development of federation deployments:1. Ping Identity announced that the U.

Who is an identity-based NAC vendor?

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 10:56:03 +0000

Network Access Control ("NAC") was an emerging focus at last September's Digital ID World conference. The reason for including NAC in the agenda arose from my belief (fueled by talks with enterprises) that network-layer identity management was an area that is fast becoming an important piece of enterprise architecture.

Will web 2.0 identity make the same mistake?

Tue, 07 Nov 2006 10:17:16 +0000

Two things have caught my eye recently (both on Dan Farber's blog):1. Mashery launching: an API management service that offers, among other, things "access control.

Understanding "identity management"

Wed, 01 Nov 2006 10:47:36 +0000

Paul Murphy has been writing about identity management over on his Managing Linux blog. His basic thesis is that while most CIOs now are putting "identity management" as a top priority, most also can't tell you what "identity management" is.

A tipping point?

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 06:10:11 +0000

Way back in the early mists of identity time, I was speaking with Bryan Field-Elliott (then CTO of Ping Identity) about the earliest drafts of the Liberty Alliance protocols, and whether or not they could be used for what we then called "internet identity." (Note: "internet identity" is now called "URL-based identity," or even more broadly and less accurately "user-centric identity.

The evolving models of security...

Tue, 17 Oct 2006 13:25:50 +0000

Phil and I have been speaking a lot recently about the changing of security models in the enterprise. The three basic models actually seem to represent a learning curve that both enterprises and the vendors are evolving through.

Identity and social business applications

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 07:38:21 +0000

John Milan has written an interesting piece about "social business applications" over on Read/Write web. He begins by defining "social business applications" as "software that coordinates group interaction that is important to running your business" -- a bit amorphous but workable definition.

Digital ID World recap: final thoughts

Mon, 09 Oct 2006 07:08:25 +0000

It's now almost a full month since Digital ID World is over and done, and my thoughts about what happened are finally starting to coalesce. "Starting" - I said, and this post (I hope) reflects that beginning.

A big "small" problem

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 12:08:21 +0000

When looking at the larger picture of identity and identity management, it is easy to perceive certain things as relatively small issues and push them into the "we'll look at that later" category. But sometimes these issues aren't quite as small as they seem...

Digital ID World recap, part 2

Wed, 20 Sep 2006 06:58:42 +0000

Eric continues to share "what he learned" at Digital ID World...