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Identity on my Mind: Browsers, Boxes and Clouds

Author: Mark Dixon
Thursday, March 26, 2009
2:48 am

Almost sounds like an old country song …

It’s really too early in the morning for normal people to blog, but insomnia is a double-edged sword.  It deprives my body of sleep, but creates extra time to read and think.

Three Identity subjects I have been reading about and intend to blog about in the near future include:

  • Identity in the Browser.  Work by Google and discussions in the Concordia group are beginning to address how identity selector capabilities centered in the browser might provide an alternative to methods currently championed by Microsoft and Higgins.  My particular interest is how this effort might yield the right balance between ease of use and sufficient security by focusing right at the point where people are accessing the Internet.
  • Identity in a Box.  How can Identity Management software be effectively packaged in configurable appliances to streamline implementation and lower costs for mid market enterprises? 
  • Identity in the Cloud.  What are the challenges and opportunities for delivering Identity services within the highly virtualized, scalable and diverse cloud computing paradigm?

If you have thoughts in these areas, please let me know what you think.

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2 Responses to “Identity on my Mind: Browsers, Boxes and Clouds”

    Microsoft has taken Identity in cloud computing seriously and has a fairly sophisticated .NET cloud computing identity platform (Microsoft Federation Gateway).

    Comment by Divya on March 27, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing the reference.

    Comment by Mark Dixon on March 27, 2009 at 9:32 am

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