Challenges to Building a Global Identity Ecosystem

In this fifth video – Building a Global Identity Ecosystem – we highlight what we need to change and develop to build a viable identity ecosystem. The Internet is global, so any identity ecosystem similarly must be capable of being adopted and implemented globally.

This means that establishing a trust ecosystem is essential to widespread adoption of an identity ecosystem. To achieve this, an identity ecosystem must demonstrate its architecture is sufficiently robust to scale to handle the many billions of entities that people all over the world will want, not only to be able to assert their identities and attributes, but also to handle the identities they will also want for all their other types of entities. It also means that we need to develop an open implementation reference model, so that anyone in the world can develop and implement interoperable identity ecosystem identifiers, personas, and supporting services.

Entities and Entitlement – The Bigger Picture of Identity Management

In this fourth “Entities and Entitlement” video, we explain the bigger picture – why identity is not just about people. It’s about all things – we call them “entities” – that we want to identify in our digital world. An identity ecosystem doesn’t stop at just “identity,” but also involves “entitlement” to access resources, which includes the identity of the owners of those resources who will wish to exercise controls (rules) over who is entitled to access their resources and for what purposes.

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