Category Archives: I-brokers

Joe Andrieu on Microsoft's Health Care Record Initiative

Joe Andrieu, one of the leaders of the VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) community, has posted a good initial assessment of Microsoft’s first foray (post-Passport) of storing personal data for consumers via their Health Care Record initiative. It’s well worth reading … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, Higgins, I-brokers, VRM, XDI

Victor Finally Writing Turtles All the Way Down

Victor Grey, co-founder of i-broker 2idi with Fen Labalme, has always been one of my favorite cats in the identity universe, but you need to know him well enough to coax out his deep wisdom. Now that he’s blogging, you … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, I-brokers, OpenID

XRI and I-Names: The Good, The Bad, and The Unfinished

I hadn’t blogged yet about the excellent session Salim Ismail led on Creative Uses of I-Names at Internet Identity Workshop two weeks ago, but Phil Windley did, and then yesterday he posted a longer piece about XRI and i-names on … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, I-brokers, OpenID, Practical I-Names, XRI

Paul Madsen on OpenID & SAML Convergence

Paul Madsen, a key Liberty architect, has posted a wonderful insight about the relationship of OpenID and SAML. He plots both of them against the axes of: The selectivity of an OpenID relying party (a website that accepts OpenID logins, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, I-brokers, OpenID

Kvetch with Kveton

Scott Kveton is not only the new CEO of JanRain (he was formerly the head of the OSU Open Source Lab), but he’s started a new blog that’s rolling a mile a minute. JanRain is the leading developer of OpenID libraries … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, General, I-brokers, OpenID

INITECH Goes Live with I-Services

INITECH is the first XDI.org-accredited i-broker to provide three i-services for their i-name customer — they just went live with SAML-based i-name Single Sign-On (i-SSO), Contact and Forwarding services. You can see these services at work with their own i-name, @greenbutton. You can … Continue reading

Posted in General, I-brokers, Practical I-Names

OpenID 2.0: Convergence Continues

Internet infrastructure is always a story of convergence. Last fall the OpenID and LID URL-based authentication protocols came together around an interoperable lightweight discovery format called Yadis. Yadis used the XML-based XRDS document format developed by the OASIS XRI Technical … Continue reading

Posted in General, I-brokers, OpenID, XRI, Yadis | 1 Comment

XDI.org ready at last

When I can’t do a post for a month you know something’s up (or down). But this one’s up: XDI.org has finally finished and approved the Global Services Specification (GSS) that governs the operation of XDI.org’s global XRI i-name and … Continue reading

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I-Brokers: the ISPs of Identity

Phil Windley just posted a good assessment of what is becoming one of the key topics in the growth of interoperable Internet identity infrastructure — i-brokers and their business models. Phil makes the point: There will be hundreds of identity … Continue reading

Posted in General, I-brokers, Social Web