Tuesday, March 17, 2009

User Identity Reference Model - March Update

A couple months ago we made another couple tweaks to our identity model (see v20 below), and nothing has changed recently. I think that means we're pretty satisfied with it's current state. We had a grueling couple months trying to figure out our direction for dealing with multiple personas. Now we're evangelizing our new direction and seeking support from around the company.

The new economy has curtailed most of my involvement in external activities. I'm now asked to focus more on internal projects. So to many of my friends, it may appear I'm hibernating until economic conditions improve.

7 comments:

olj said...

What a pity that you have to do different work.
But your model is excellent, and we might profit from this in our coming ID Strategy work.

=marty said...

I'm not really doing different work; I just have to focus it more to internal projects. I'm still leading our effort to build our Identity Roadmap (the next topic to consider is application identity, including web services, web service consumers, service accounts, etc.). Also working on other identity and security projects such as replacing our old one-time password system, provisioning, portal security model, federation, looking at outsourcing portions of our IdM, etc.

If you end up using this model, please let me know so I can claim it's useful even beyond my company.

Matt Pollicove said...

Very interesting model. I need to study it more closely. Keep up the good work!

Radovan Semancik said...

It is almost a year from the last update. Are you still working on the model? Are there any new updates?

=marty said...

Radovan points out that it has been a long time since I've updated the model. We've not made any more changes to it in the past year. We've been using the model for several projects, and it has proven useful to help people describe identity concepts using common vocabulary. We may revisit it again in the coming months to see if it needs refreshing, but for now the model gets used in its current state.

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