This should be interesting! By all accounts, one of the main reasons that SPML never achieved traction was that application vendors were not involved in developing or deploying the standard. The effort to standardize provisioning of accounts was driven largely by the provisioning engine vendors. The result was an unwieldy standard that nobody could figure
Lest all the recent posts about “pull”-based identity make you think that I have completely forgotten about good old “push”-based identity provisioning, here is some news on that. As I have discussed here in the past, SPML has been under a cloud in recent years, with low adoption and a litany of issues being documented.
Another Burton Group Catalyst conference has come to a close, and as always it was a treasure trove of stories, ideas and conversations. Which is why it was great to have the uncertainty around the conference laid to rest when it was announced that it will be back next year (July 26-29 in San Diego,
Mark Diodati of the Burton Group (that’s still how I should be referring to them, right?) wrote a post entitled “SPML Is On Life Support“. It is a great read, as it captures all the issues that have been plaguing SPML for years now. And the simple fact is that SPML simply has not lived
I spent an interesting week at HQ last week, trying to deal with some of the craziness that occurs every time a major release is on its way. But far more interesting were all the identity management conversations I engaged in during the course of the week – in hallways, over meals and especially over