“One of the most important and promising developments in the digital identity world…”
I guarantee everyone that I have zero intention of hoarding Minimal Disclosure Tokens or turning U-Prove into a proprietary Microsoft technology silo.
The problem with a recent piece by Stefan Brands is that it misses the whole point about why OpenID is of interest.
“Maximal disclosure tokens” release the same information everywhere, whether required or not. They often include not one, but a whole set of omnidirectional identifiers.
Stefan says people wrongly equate unlinkability with anonymity. But he adds that the unfortunate terminology of ‘anonymous credentials’ is probably increasing everyone's confusion
If attributes are released during what can be considered to be the same session, they are linked, regardless of cryptographic considerations…
I donâ€™t want every assertion I make to be verified by some bureaucratic process. I donâ€™t run around in the molecular world armed with official documents that I present to every Tom, Dick and Harry.
The idea of presenting a passport to get into an imaginary adult establishment strikes me as nutso…
The Internet was built without a way to know who and what you are connecting to. This limits what we can do with it and exposes us to growing dangers. If we do nothing, we will face rapidly proliferating episodes of theft and deception that will cumulatively erode public trust in the Internet. We have undertaken … Continue reading INTRODUCTION TO THE LAWS OF IDENTITY
Kim Cameron Identity and Access Architect Microsoft Corporation May 2005 Applies to: Security Web development Web services Summary: Understand the dynamics causing digital identity systems to succeed or fail in various contexts, expressed as the Laws of Identity. Together these laws define a unifying identity metasystem that can offer the Internet the identity layer it … Continue reading THE LAWS OF IDENTITY