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Meeting an Immovable Object The Economics of Consumer Id...

Meeting an Immovable Object  The Economics of Consumer Identity Providers

In many parts of the world, Governments have been trying to engage industry IDPs to provide consumer identities to support government & citizen service requirements. In cases such as the US FICAM these results have at best been marginal. [1] The fundamental reason for lack of commercial IDP engagement is that the government requirements for high assurance credentials[2] […]

Alpha Centauri, Identity and learning stuff

Alpha Centauri, Identity and learning stuff

What’s special about Alpha Centauri? Well a bunch of things… It is the closest star (system) that can be seen with the naked eye. It is one of the two “pointers” that in the Southern Hemisphere are used in conjunction with the Southern Cross (Crux) to locate the South Celestial Pole. It is actually a […]

Is there a Relying Party in the [White] House?

Is there a Relying Party in the [White] House?

I was up on whitehouse.gov this morning signing up for a petition. Going through the normal account registration processes, I was looking in vain for the “login with Facebook” or “login with Google” buttons. I am sure this version of the identity system for the web site has been in place for some time, but […]

The Steady State Theory of the Identity Universe

The Steady State Theory of the Identity Universe

Over the last year I have been looking at the question of large scale consumer identity systems, and how to bootstrap them. What struck me really early as I was considering this problem was how many conversations I had with smart people that ran something like this… “As an IDP, millions of people will beat […]

Sheesh – who knew this was going to be so hard

Sheesh – who knew this was going to be so hard

I had great intentions (am I in hell yet?) about discussing my thoughts and findings as I worked through the various issues relating to consumer identity My excuses are that a) proprietary and strategic value to my employer, and b) actually realizing I ought to shut up and test a bunch of thoughts … have […]

Web usability consultants hit Trust jackpot …

Web usability consultants hit Trust jackpot …

… or How a Web usability consultancy ignored the recommendations of their own trust report … a cautionary tale!!! Last week I was pointed to a report on Trust from the Nielson Norman Group – specialists in User Experience. It discussed topics relevant to the research I am doing on user trust for e-services so […]

IIW

IIW

I have been out of the mainstream of the identity discussions for the last four years while I worked on issues of securing XML messaging and service oriented architectures. So the Internet Identity Workshop appeared with perfect timing in the second week of my new job – thanks for the invitation Phil. There are certainly […]

Welcome

Welcome

After an hiatus of a few years, I am back squarely in the middle of a number of enterprise efforts that directly rely on identities, have the need for authentication, access control and entitlements, and have various aspects of single sign-on federation, privacy and all Viagra Online the Viagra other usual suspects. I am hoping […]