Today, the lack of trust in online Identity forces organizations to set up their own identity management systems, dishing out their own usernames and passwords/PINs for us. The result is that we end up having to remember well over 50 different online identities, which poses a large problem.
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.
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.
By Jim Hietala and Ian Dobson, The Open Group In the first of these five identity videos from the Jericho Forum, a forum of The
The second video of the five-video series from the Jericho Forum on identity management, discussing “Operating with Personas.”
The first of a series of five “Identity Key Concepts” videos by the Jericho Forum.