Category: IIW

Identity at RSA

I’ll be at RSA Conference next week participating in the following events.

Concordia
What: The current goal is to demonstrate that SAML, WS-Fed and Information cards can co-exist and some of use cases where it makes sense. For instance, if you already have a federation setup (using SAML or WS-Fed), you can leverage Information Cards as an authentication mechanism and tighten the security. Similarly if you are planning on authenticating using an Information Card, you can extend the reach (and hence get more value for your investment) by federating using SAML/WS-Fed.
Who: Fugen, Internet2, Microsoft, Oracle, Ping Identity, Sun, Symlabs.
When: April 7th, 9AM-12:30 PM
Where: Red Room 302, Moscone Center North/South, Esplanade level

OSIS
What: This is an interop event where you will get to see most (if not all) of Information Card as well as OpenID providers and consumers. What started off as an informal interop session at IIW, now has 57 participants. A lot of credit for this goes to Mike, Dale and Pam for continuing to encourage (read harass) other participants.
Who: 33 Companies. 24 Projects. 57 Participants.
When: April 8th, 9th. Working session 11AM-4PM. Demos: 4-6PM.
Where: Mezzanine Level Room 220, Moscone Center.

Mix-it-up
What: This has now established itself as a standard event at the main identity conferences. This is where we leave the vendor, customer, big enterprise, small company hats behind and just have a good time. Most end up getting wasted and missing out on their next day appointments.
Who: All available.
When: April 8th. 6-8 PM (it’s not really going to end at 8).
Where: 111 Minna Gallery (Tel: 415.974.1719).

See you there.

Identity Mashup

A while ago Paul and I had a conversation about how the neighborhood kid teases his daughter Ophelia Pauline Edna Nicki Irene Daphne for the lack of certification. And how I was concerned that my son, San Ashish Mator Lester  gets picked since his friends think he is fat and difficult to understand.
It’s refreshing to read that compared to Higgins, San…Lester is considered sexy. It’s about time our kids hook up. In case you are interested,  Inspired by Intellectual Women in December is planning to have a speed dating event. There are couple of other dating services, Open Source Invitation for Singles  as well as Contrasting but Cordial where San…Lester normally shows up.

However, the word on the street is that Ophelia…Daphne doesn’t believe in pair wise relationship or trust. Ours is a conventional family. It’s not like we are asking for exclusivity but at least some kind of white list will be nice.

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