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Identity Interoperability at RSA

1 April 2008 One Comment

Exciting times indeed in the world of Digital Identity. Huh? What the heck?

What’s going on? The internet has a crappy way of managing your personal information. We’re trying to fix that.

Why should I care? Right now you’re at quite a high risk of having your identity stolen, losing control of your personal information, of being phished or losing track of what personal information is stored where. See my previous post on Identity Fragmentation [LINK].

So what are you talking about now? RSA is happening NEXT WEEK! (7-11th April) [LINK]

What’s RSA? Only the largest conference focused on information security in the world. It starts in San Francisco and is replicated around the world.

Is Shanahan going to be there? Well no, but my code will be. A while back I created a Cardspace Identity Provider and Relying Party test harness [LINK]. That code has been participating in the OSIS Interop 2008.

What’s OSIS Interop? It’s a grass-roots effort to prove out the interoperability of various Identity solutions.

"OSIS User centric identity network interoperability between identity providers, card selectors, browsers and websites demonstrates how users can ‘click-in’ to sites via self-issued and managed information cards, or i-cards. Open ID, Higgins Identity Framework, Microsoft CardSpace, SAML, WSTrust, Kerberos and X.509 components interoperate within an identity layer from open-source parts."


We’ve been testing the interoperability (how things work together) of all these solutions since January. You can checkout the results of the testing here [LINK].

Who’s participating?  Easy, just checkout this diagram (yes that’s my logo underneath Bandit!): Click for a LARGER image.
Click for LARGER

Checkout what Mike Jones, Pamela Dingle and Kim Cameron have to say on the topic.

So get yourself to RSA and checkout the OSIS Interop room. They have BEER!!! [LINK]

One Comment »

  • Teresa said:

    Well done Fran! Go Bro! Hope the RSA crew appreciate the Shanahan brilliance! All the Best T x

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