Feature or bug, one of the aspects of federated identity has been to prevent shared accounts at service providers. Nishant Kaushik and Eve Maler point out that widespread adoption of two-factor authentication also prevents shared accounts. System admins and publicists will be impacted.
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Dave Kearns: Consumers, credentials and context "So what we're seeing here is that users favor stronger authentication, but also easier to use authentication (thus the preferences for mobile devices, RFID and biometrics as opposed to passwords). There's also a strong feeling that the identity provider be trustworthy, or be seen as trustworthy: "Industries and organizations considered by consumers in all three countries as most trustworthy to safely issue and manage a multi-purpose identity credential are: banking institutions, credit card and Internet payment providers, telephone, wireless or cable services companies, healthcare providers and postal and delivery services. Least trusted are educational institutions, Internet service providers and retailers. ""
Sean Deuby: Windows Azure Active Directory: The Giant Slowly Awakens "Last week, Microsoft announced that Windows Azure Active Directory has been released for general availability. This means it's now officially ready for production. In the web services world, this doesn't mean a whole lot; we all used Gmail for years with the "beta" tag attached and pretty much ignored it. This is also very true in Azure AD's case. With the GA release, Azure AD now has the ability to add an AD instance (a "tenant") to your Azure subscription if you login with a Microsoft (formerly known as Live) account, and granting and revoking application directory access permissions has been simplified."
Eric Knorr: OpenStack turns up the heat "An open source project of towering proportions, OpenStack touts marquee enterprise customers and bold initiatives at its jam-packed summit. Can the momentum be sustained?"
Patrick Harding: Work Anytime, Anywhere: Embracing the BYOD Reality "Security professionals at the RSA Conference 2013 say it means the increasing occurrence of poor password security practices, as well as the interesting trend to take work to seemingly obscure places. A survey, based on 198 responses from conference attendees, sought to discover how work habits are changing as a result of cloud and mobile trends in the enterprise. The results show:"
Zeus FaaS Comes to a Social Network Near You "Through it all, the one constant has been cybercrime's Fraud-as-a-Service offerings market, enabling the sale of Trojan bits and bites, or entire package deals, to those who could not afford a complete kit, or had no idea where to begin."
Coming to the IDESG Plenary in Santa Clara May 9-10: Identity Ecosystem Use Case Workshop "The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG) is shifting into high gear to develop the policies, standards, and accreditation processes for the Identity Ecosystem Framework. The upcoming May 9-10 Santa Clara, Calif., plenary will feature the Management Council discussing the IDESG's work plan for the months ahead, reports by the NSTIC pilot projects on their progress in catalyzing the marketplace in key sectors, and, very important, a workshop that will identify a consensus set of use cases - specific examples of the Identity Ecosystem in use in real world applications."
Federating Communities, Nations and Markets in a Big-Data Economy: Lessons learned from Academia to Governments and Enterprise... "European Identity & Cloud Conference 2013 16.05.2013 10:30-11:30 Track: Trust Frameworks Combined Session Joni Brennan, Kantara Initiative, Dave Kearns, KuppingerCole, Aljosa Pasic, Atos Research & Innovation, Colin Wallis, New Zealand Government The great thing about NSTIC, EUSTIC and other cyber focused identity strategies is that they attract more people and communities to the discussion. The not so great thing is that discussions have to start over and take everyone through the history and journey. What early adopters know and have practiced for some time only becomes common knowledge when the last person understands the concepts. To be clear, this is not a workshop. This is where Kantara Initiative brings together experienced Federation practitioners from around the world to answer questions like: Why do some federations succeed while others fail? What does the business of federation look like? What is inter-federation and how far are we from it?"
SAML, OAuth, SCIM, XACML "European Identity & Cloud Conference 2013 15.05.2013 14:00-15:00 Track: How to Build your IAM/IAG Infrastructure the Right Way - and Support Business Today Combined Session OASIS Panel: ID Protocols - Out with the Old and in with the New? Craig Burton, KuppingerCole, Peter Cummings, KuppingerCole, David Brossard, Axiomatics AB, Dr. Michael B. Jones, Microsoft, Dr. Paul Madsen, Ping Identity, Darran Rolls, SailPoint Each speaker will cover the pros and cons of one protocol and take questions from the audience. "
Identity Woman: Online Community Unconference "Its BACK!" "May 21st at the Computer History Museum I am really excited to be working with a super awesome crew of leaders of the Online Community Manager Tribe - or OCTribe. We have been considering reviving the event and the pieces have finally come together to do it."
Call For Papers - Open Identity Summit 2013 "September 10th - 11th 2013, Kloster Banz, Germany Deadline for electronic submissions: May 15th, 2013 The aim of Open Identity Summit 2013 is to link practical experiences and requirements with academic innovations. Focus areas will be Research and Applications in the area of Identity Management and Open Source with a special focus on Cloud Computing."
eID & ePass 5th edition "National eID & ePassport Conference - the Global Forum on the drivers behind the digitalization of citizen ID documents proudly announce the 5th edition in BERLIN 2013, 28th & 29th of October @Intercontinental Berlin.