Connected Identity: Benefits, Risks & Challenges
By Mohamed Usama Mansoor
- 27 May, 2015
Connected business is a very dynamic and complex environment. Your desire is to reach out to your customers, partners, distributors and suppliers and create more business interactions in order to generate revenue. The ability to propagate identities across borders in a protocol-agnostic manner is a core ingredient in producing a connected business environment.
SAML, OpenID, OpenID Connect and WS-Federation all support identity federation but you can’t expect all the parties in a connected environment to support them. Most federation systems we see today are in silos. How do you scale with increasing number of service providers and identity providers? Each service provider has to trust each identity provider and this leads to the Spaghetti Identity anti-pattern. Federation Silos and Spaghetti Identity are two anti-patterns that need to be addressed in a connected environment.
This talk will present benefits, risks and challenges in a connected identity environment.