DIDW: Digital Identity Tutorial


My tutorial on digital identity management was this morning from 10:15 to 12:15. It overlapped a keynote and consequently we were slow getting going. Initially there were just three people there, but by the time we finished the room was full. Many of those present were people I know and respect; I felt like I was talking to a group of people who knew more about digital identity than I did. We had some good questions and discussion and I had several people say that going over the basic technologies in context was helpful. That's why I developed this tutorial: I knew about the various technologies, but didn't understand how they worked together and interacted. The tutorial:

  • defined the language of digital identity,
  • related digital identity to familiar identity scenarios in the physical world,
  • described the primary protocols for creating, exchanging, and using digital identity, and
  • discussed how organizations can develop an identity management strategy.

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