Blogger: Anne Thomas Manes
Greetings from Catalyst Conference in Prague. I've been working with Kevin Kampman over the last few months in his Identity Services Working Group (ISWG) effort. We've been working with a number of financial organizations and identity management vendors to define a logical model for identity services. I think we've done a passably good job distilling some of the core capabilities that enable authentication and authorization, and Kevin will be publishing the results of our preliminary work within the next month or so in the IDPS content area.
But I just saw a tremendous presentation by Gerrit J. van der Geest on the identity services Navit has developed to enable robust and extensible trust models for their clients. A core foundation of the Navit trust model is a set of Identification Services that manage and coordinate identities -- which enables this model to go beyond simple authentication and authorization. Check out this white paper to learn more about Navit's identity trust model.
It makes me think that perhaps the ISWG should reassess our starting point...