Identity information thoughts and like ilk

Posts in category Identity Providers

Shared Signals Buzz at CIS

Shared Signals Demo at CIS

Shared Signals Buzz at CIS The Cloud Identity Summit in San Diego was a great event; 2015 continued to advance the idea of sharing identity signals. The concept turned up in at least five different sessions including a demo during the Google keynote (a link to the keynote will be published soon) that made use […]

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] […]

The Identity Information Ecosystem is ready for Startups

The Identity Information Ecosystem is ready for Startups

The Consumer Identity world has changed substantially over the last 6 or 7 years (a personal reference point). We have seen a lot of developments over that time. At a protocol level there have been several iterations of OpenID, the new one is pretty sexy (thanks Mike, John and Nat); Information Cards came and went; […]

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 […]

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 […]