April 5, 2007
Who are you?

On March 21st at Novell’s BrainShare 2007 conference, Dale Olds and I co-presented the session “Who are you? From Directories and Identity Silos to Ubiquitous User-Centric Identity”. Our presentation was a brief history of digital identity solutions, ranging from a password per application to interoperable user-centric digital identity using the Information Card metaphor and several steps in between.

demo self-issued cardThe coolest thing in the session was the first public demo of the Bandit/Higgins cross-platform Identity Selector. During the demo Dale and I both used the same self-issued Information Card (that I created on the BrainShare show floor :-) ) to log into a Bandit relying party site, Dale from Linux and me with Windows CardSpace. As Dale and Pat Felsted blogged, two days later the Bandits also demonstrated their selector running on the Mac. Also see Pat’s post on the Details of the Cross Platform Identity Selector.

Great progress towards enabling everyone to answer the question “Who are you?” online with the Information Card of their choice!

5 Responses to “Who are you?”

  1. Welcome to The Metaverse on 05 Apr 2007 at 1:43 am #

    Mike Jones joins the Blogosphere…

    Mike Jones, Microsoft’s Identity Diplomat, has just started his blog . Mike spends a great deal of time…

  2. Pat Felsted on 05 Apr 2007 at 8:47 am #

    It’s about time! :) BTW I logged in via a managed card from the http://wag.bandit-project.org/ IDP that is backed by a self issued card for single sign on.

    Looking forward to MIX, see ya then!

  3. Vibro.NET on 05 Apr 2007 at 9:58 am #

    Mike Jones gets an outlet…

    This is so late 90’s :-) At the time, in Italy practically everybody had a mobile phone. If a friend…

  4. Pamela Dingle on 20 Apr 2007 at 7:40 pm #

    I’d say that I’m Pamela, but then that wouldn’t be the case.

    f e a r t h e c o w b o y

  5. Mike Jones: self-issued » Novell Product Release with Information Cards and WS-Federation on 20 Jan 2009 at 11:24 pm #

    […] was also at that BrainShare where Novell demonstrated the first cross-platform Identity Selector (an event significant enough that I decided it was time to start blogging). It’s great to […]

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