Having spent the last year living and breathing federated identity and credentials, trust frameworks and the like, and the greater part of a decade consulting in the security, privacy and identity management fields, I think I have come up with a few ideas.
This slide deck is an attempt to start describing a Conceptual Model for the NSTIC ID Ecosystem.
The IDESG is working on articulating what the ID Ecosystem and ID Ecosystem Framework actually are – this deck is my opinion of what they are.
This is the first draft of the material – please comment [Ed. it’s the third version now]
I’m particularly keen to hear from those of you who think this is mostly wrong & a mischaracterization of what NSTIC’s Vision is. To me, this feels right – but that’s just me.
There’s a ton of further refinement needed to make this kind of concept model understandable – for example doing ‘user-centric’ walkthroughs to discover the kinds of interactions a person or service would see in a real implementation.
Also, it should be a mechanical exercise to take an existing online community, discover all the relevant structures and objects they use, and label them as ‘Term of Service’, ‘Fulfillment of Term’, ‘Community Rule’ and so on.
If real implementations cannot be broken down and explained using this model, then the model needs to be adjusted. In this way, it may be possible to use the concept model as a ‘Community Dowsing Rod’ – to discover hidden communities in unexpected places and enable us to recognize them and bring them into the wider ecosystem.
I look forward to the discussion.
The PowerPoint deck is here:
(This is actually now v03 of the presentation – thank you all for feedback to improve it)