WSO2 to participate in user-centric identity interoperability session at Catalyst conference

The Burton Group's user-centric identity interoperability demonstration is to take place at the Catalyst conference next week. The Burton Group, a renown IT research firm focused on in-depth analysis of enterprise IT infrastructure, hopes to encourage the industry's work toward a widely adopted identity management model.

Based on an up-and-coming school of thought in the identity management community, user-centric identity management focuses on user empowerment in sharing personal information and self-determination in establishing relationships with relying parties. The primary approaches behind the user-centric model are identifier-based (such as OpenID) and information card (such as CardSpace) systems, plus other supporting standards and infrastructure components.

While user-centric identity models can be disruptive to existing federation strategies, Gerry Gebel, Burton Group vice president and service director, says this interoperability event can demonstrate how user-centric and traditional federation protocols can be used in concert to address a broader range of usage scenarios.

Ruchith Fernando , product manager of the WSO2 Identity Solution , who will be representing WSO2 at this event, will demonstrate the 2 relying party components and the identity provider which includes an STS and managed card issuer, of the WSO2 Identity Solution.

Other participants include projects groups Eclipse Higgins Project, Internet2 Shibboleth Project, The Pamela Project, Ian Brown (OpenInfoCard), XMLDAP, and SocialPhysics and vendors BMC Software, CA, FuGen Solutions, IBM, Microsoft, NetMesh, Novell, Nulli Secundus, Oracle, Ping Identity, Sxip Identity and VeriSign.