User-centric Identity

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The Identity Quartet

The Identity Quartet

A functional model for best practice Identity implementations. The Identity Quartet is a framework for online services that allows users to express their Identity on their own terms. When I use the term “Identity”, I refer to the set of identifiers used in reference to users in online services. At the December 2008 Internet Identity […]

Bandit, Higgins, Open Source, Profit and Novell

At EIC2008 last month, Dale Olds of Novell’s Bandit Project gave me a few minutes and some insight into how Novell (and others) are mixing open source with proprietary software to architect a whole new Identity paradigm online. I’ve been following the user-centric Identity movement ever since Doc Searls talked me into attending IIW2006b, an […]

Intro video to OpenID

Here’s a nice, clear introduction to OpenID that Phil Windley blogged recently. If you are curious about all this user-centric identity stuff or have taken on the role of explaining OpenID to others, I highly recommend it.

The hard stuff – VRM Use Cases

Last week was the Internet Identity Workshop in Mountain View, California, which is, without reservation, the most productive technical gathering I know of. An “unconference,” (facilitated by the incomparable Kaliya Hamlin) it dumps the talking heads for interactive discussions so that folks can get real work done. The culture and focus enable a truly impressive […]

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