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  1. 1. OpenID and User-Centric Identity: It’s All About Me Nicole Harris, JISC Executive
  2. 2. An Apology <ul><li>Today, I will be saying very little about OpenID </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are we talking about? <ul><li>Identity 2.0?? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ in Identity 2.0, usage of identity more closely resembles today's offline identity systems, but with the advantages of a digital medium. As with a driver's license, the issuer provides the user with a certified document containing claims. The user can then choose to show this information when the situation requires.” </li></ul><ul><li>Burton Group </li></ul>
  5. 5. What are we talking about? <ul><li>The multiple identity problem? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Multiple Identities </li></ul>
  7. 11. Approaches to managing multiple affiliations and lots more……
  8. 12. <ul><li>Identity 2.0 Is Too Ill-Defined for Imminent Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Gartner, 9 th August 2006 </li></ul>
  9. 13. We are talking about… <ul><li>What services are users accessing? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible? </li></ul>
  10. 14. Access and Identity Within the UK Service Provider Credentials Single Central Identity Provider Devolved Authentication User Centric Identity??
  11. 15. Managing Identity or..
  12. 16. Managing Resource Access
  13. 17. <ul><li>What’s the difference? </li></ul>
  14. 18. <ul><li>It’s All About Me </li></ul>
  15. 19. What is my Identity? Personal Information 27 th April 1977 [email_address] Victoria 07734 058308
  16. 20. What is my Identity? Stuff I like
  17. 21. What is my Identity? Stuff I am Allowed to do
  18. 22. Disconnecting Identity from Resources
  19. 23. Can I manage my own identity?
  20. 24. Can I manage my own identity?
  21. 25. Can I manage my own identity?
  22. 26. <ul><li>Redefining the institutional role as identity provider and service provider for students </li></ul>
  23. 27. The role of the broker
  24. 28. Direct Relationship between User-Institution-Resource
  25. 29. No Direct Relationship Between User-Institution-Resource
  26. 30. Questions <ul><li>When is it better for the institution to physically host the resource for an end-user? Institution provided blogs, wikis, google video etc.? </li></ul><ul><li>When is it better for the institution to manage an identity for the end-user? (registration / revocation). </li></ul><ul><li>When is it better for the institution to verify identity for service providers? (authentication) </li></ul><ul><li>When is it better for the institution to broker access to resources for the end-user (authorisation process)? Can this be disaggregated from all service providers? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we have the infrastructure to allow institutions to broker access against a user-managed identity? </li></ul><ul><li>Where will this be important? </li></ul><ul><li>Who benefits, and where? </li></ul>
  27. 31. So, OpenID? <ul><li>Important role to play in providing the infrastructure to allow us to move forward. </li></ul><ul><li>Better than e-mail verification. </li></ul><ul><li>Role for institutions as an OpenID provider? </li></ul><ul><li>Links to ‘policy-lite’ approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Single digital identity very important. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for people without an identity provider. </li></ul>
  28. 32. What is JISC Doing? <ul><li>Full review of access and identity management against the Information Environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Project: reporting soon. Focus on current landscape within institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>OpenID / external identity provision study to be commissioned. </li></ul><ul><li>Identity Metasystems study to be commissioned. </li></ul><ul><li>Personalisation study. </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolio work: ULN?? </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of links to repositories work. </li></ul><ul><li>Users and Innovation Programme. </li></ul>
  29. 33. Contacts <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>