Running for IDESG Plenary Vice-Chair

Next step on the journey into the world of Online Identity – I’m running for Vice-Chair of the IDESG Plenary. For those of you who don’t know, IDESG is a newly-formed non-profit whose mission is to achieve part of the US National Strategy for Trusted Identity in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The working groups of the Plenary are hard at work characterizing the future online identity world and collecting bits and pieces that will be necessary to achieve the vision.

I’ve been very active in a couple of the core committees, committed to helping the organization make progress.

It’s a very complex problem space and organization with an incredible range of priorities, agendas, opinions and viewpoints. In other words, exactly the kind of challenge I like to take on.

Fingers crossed that folks voting agree.

UMA and OpenID Connect plugins for Apache Server

The crowd-sourced funding campaign to create an UMA and OpenID Connect plugin for Apache server was successful. Mike from reports that progress on the OIDC plugin is good, and the UMA plugin will begin soon.

To commemorate the success of the campaign, Mike commissioned a local Austin artist JP Verdijo (JP’s Facebook page) to create paintings. I asked JP to create a smaller version that would fit in my office – so he made a photo transfer which is now hanging on my office wall.

It’s a great piece to commemorate an event that hopefully will transform information sharing on the internet. Fingers crossed.



NSTIC ID Ecosystem – A Conceptual Model v03

Thank you for your thoughtful comments and feedback. Here’s the 3rd version of the Conceptual Model slide deck.

Please feel free to contact me with comments, feedback and concerns.

And, if you feel that I have this all wrong or am repeating the path of initiatives past – I’d like to hear about it to learn more.