Month: May 2007

Second Life screams for an Internet Identity Layer

Second Life is an Internet-based virtual world developed by Linden Labs. It uses advanced virtual world technology to create what is, in essence, a highly sophisticated social networking application. Users of the system, called “Residents”, can explore, meet one another, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, create and trade items (virtual property) and services.

Defining “Identity as a Service”

What exactly do we mean when we say Identity as a Service? Recent discussions have made me realize that not everyone has the exact same definition of this term, and it can cause a great deal of confusion when discussing the subject. Identity as a Service refers to the notion of making identity management capabilities

“Identity” is far from an understood concept

As usual, it has taken a while for me to resurface from my latest conference stint. Not because I overextended myself while in Vegas for Collaborate. That only warrants a few days. No, the real reason is that being offline from work for just a few days means loads of catching up to do. And