Saturday, 29 October 2005

The future of identity is in flux, and now is the time for those of us working in the field - and for those of you who have an identity (yeah, all of you) - to wake up, stand up and get informed. Seriously. If you wait, you'll be to late. Now is the time to know what the problem is and now is the time to do something about it. I will be writing about the topic more and more here, because it matters to me. A lot. It's a problem. It needs to be fixed, grown up, evolved... the right way. Time to get involved. Time to do it right - meaning "right" by the people.

So - click the link in the below message. Seriously. Do it. As a bonus, not only will you learn about identity and how and why it works (and doesn't), you'll also get to see an excellent presentation by an excellent presenter (Dick Hardt of Sxip » pronounced ( skip ) as in "skip").

Here is the email I sent to my team at work yesterday, after Scott (another uber-presenter) sent me the link:

From: Greg Hughes
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 10:48 AM
To: [edited] Security
Subject: Security Stuff - Watch this presentation

Watch this sometime today (or the day you get this email). Seriously. Consider it an assignment. J

As you watch, think about his topic (which is critical) and think about his presentation style.

There will be a pop-quiz.


Saturday, 29 October 2005 14:21:33 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
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And if you didn't know, that style of presentation is from Lawrence Lessig (I think Dick mentions this in his presentation).

After I saw this presentation (a few weeks ago) I got all into it and was determined to Sxipify my next webapp's login. But beyond the "cool factor" and my belief in the cause - there is really no business case yet. Also the Sxip network is not very mature yet. As far as I could tell, there is no one really using it yet.
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