Category Archives: Identity Providers

Towards a User Centric Identity Management Portal for managing trust

In my blog post of August 4, 2010 I mused about one aspect of user centricity little talked about: That is the availability of a simple secure user interface, in which the user can manage his/her identity affairs. In the … Continue reading

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Business Case for Identity Providers

Yesterday I participated in the IdentityNext Unconference and made some notes I would like to share about the following topic:   The business case for Service Providers entering the Identity Provider Market… and…… The business case for companies outsourcing Identity Management … Continue reading

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Cloud Identity Management – Old wine in new bottles

I want to elaborate on my cynical remark in a previous post about finding something cynical in rewrapping IAM solutions for the perimeterized organisation in a new box with a cloud motive. Let’s put it this way: If Vendor A … Continue reading

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Maintaining customer identity database is proving to be not such a good idea

Below is a link to an article from my hand our PR agency placed in India.  Read the Dataquest article here…… Note that I am not so sure the headline writer totally got the gist of my thesis when he … Continue reading

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What exactly does user centricity mean?

Today I have been reading the June 25, 2010 draft of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace  as published by the US Department of Homeland Security. To me it is a sound document that makes a lot of … Continue reading

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Provisioning in the cloud

I would like to draw everyone’s attention  to a Dave Kearns Newsletter of June 21st, which in turn points to a very relevant Oracle blog which is worth reading. http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/dir/2010/062110id1.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_security_identity_2010-06-21 The conclusions drawn in a set of four separate blogs … Continue reading

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PKI and Information Cards

I  recently spoke at an EEMA event in London on the subject of Corporate PKI Certificate Provisioning. I was asked to give an overview of the market. According to a market research report from Frost &Sullivan the four leading vendors … Continue reading

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