Dick Hardt on Identity 2.0 (OSCON 2005)


Dick Hardt is giving a keynote on Identity 2.0. Dick is the founder of SXIP and a proponent of user-centric identity. He gives a great, no fantastic, presentation, but it's almost impossible to transcribe. Key point: Identity 1.0 is analogous to having to have the clerk at the convinience store call the driver's license bureau everytime you present your credential to get your birthday. Identity 2.0 is analogous to how credentials work in the real world: distributed and user controlled--the driver's license bureau doesn't know where you're presenting its credentials and who's accepting them.