Tag: User-Centric Identity

Cardspace and the KISS Principle

(My original title for this post was “Cardspace, We Hardly Knew Thee”, but Dave Kearns stole that by a nose). RSA is not the best conference for identity related news and topics, but there were more than a few interesting story lines that emerged last week (and no, I am not referring to what went

The ‘x’ in xAuth stands for…

…xhausting! OK! So being at a conference (Cloud Computing Expo in NYC, where Oracle is making big waves with announcements in the PaaS space) where I had no wi-fi or power meant that I was trying to follow the big xAuth announcement via Twitter on my iPhone over 3G – note exactly the easiest thing.

A Twittorial on Trust Frameworks

(Updated to reflect provisional status of OIX approval per this – thanks to Brett for telling me) I just got back home from the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, where the topic of Trust was second only to all things Cloud. While sessions on Identity Management were few and far between, there was

IdM and the Cloud: A Chance To Do Things Right

Over 2 months ago (wow, time really flies when you are trying to keep up with the Twitter firehose), I wrote an introductory post to a topic that I am beginning to examine in some detail – the impact Cloud Computing will have on Identity Management. Back in May, I tweeted that I believe cloud

The new Identity Equation

A few days ago, I tweeted about this CNET article that talks about the plans that Twitter has to expand their search service into what could be one of the most powerful real-time search engines anywhere. The key to this whole thing is the idea of reputation – that ephemeral quality that will improve the

The changing face of Password Management

A college student was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly breaking into Gov. Sarah Palin’s private e-mail account last month. Political leanings aside, I  read the news article with great interest for the inherent security implications. Reading it, this line jumped out at me: The F.B.I. said that the younger Mr. Kernell allegedly hacked into the

Does ‘User-Centric’ also mean ‘User-Burdened’?

Dave Kearns recently took on the topic of how user-centric and enterprise-centric identity could possibly co-exist in his articles for the Network World Identity Management Newsletter. In his first post, he discussed what the difference between the two is –  the need in the Enterprise scenario to have all identity-related transactions tied together from an

Information Cards gets its own Foundation

One of the big announcements at Catalyst that I twittered about was the formation of the Information Card Foundation (take that, OpenID). The purpose of the non-profit foundation is to promote the use of information cards as a secure way to present personal identity information on the web. The foundation has a power-packed set of

The Latest Wave of IdM Acquisitions

It’s been a while since I blogged. Not that there aren’t a wealth of topics to talk about, but because work here at Oracle has been keeping me so busy. The time right around a major product release (see my recent post about the release of OIM 9.1) is always busiest for me, because I

Higgins 1.0 Released

The Eclipse Foundation today announced the 1.0 release of Higgins, the first real software framework that enables developers to integrate user-centric identity technologies and protocols into their applications. It’s multi-protocol and platform-agnostic architecture is key in making the process of integrating identity into their applications attractive to developers of web applications. It’s a big achievement,