Tag: openid

  • Why We Really Don’t Need an “Identity Selector”

    As of this week’s Internet Identity Workshop, I’m now rather convinced that an “identity selector” is the wrong product and the wrong feature set, regardless of the exact details of a particular vendor’s implementation. Several discussions in several contexts, including how to best make a browser identity-aware, all point to the same conclusion, regardless if […]

  • Kim Cameron: OpenID is the Most Widely Adopted System for Reusable Internet Identity

    The list of brand-name OpenID adopters speaks for itself, with — by some counts — now more than 1 billion functional OpenIDs on the open internet, but for the internet identity movement this quote from Kim Cameron, Microsoft’s Chief Identity Architect, is rather significant: In the last year, OpenID has without doubt become the most […]

  • Is OpenID Still User-Centric?

    I’m beginning to have second thoughts. Plenty of people (myself included) got involved in internet identity because of its promise to put all of us as  individuals at the center of our interactions on-line. To empower individuals to define and offer and enforce their own terms in their interactions with others. To not merely be […]

  • Nico Popp Outlines Government OpenID Adoption

    Nico Popp, over at VeriSign, has an interesting post outlining how he thinks the US federal government will adopt OpenID: … there is a clear view that the deployment of low level assurance identities is only a critical first step, not an end in itself. With the initial OpenID pilot, the administration is seeking to […]

  • OpenID and Government

    Today’s news about major identity initiatives in the US Federal Government is indeed great news. But it does make me think. Kick Willemse asked the key question on an OpenID mailing list: How about a dutch (international) OP fullfilling all criteria? What about one in Russia or China? Would the US government accept identities asserted […]