Identity as a service

Here is an idea (old news to me): Identity as a service

As i sat through a talk on identity-driven computing at Novell’s Brainshare 2004 in Barcelona, i really thought Novell was up to something big. A year on i haven’t heard much from Novell, now i see that folks at Losely Coupled have started talking about the concept of identity service. Indeed most serious computing solutions require some form of identity functionality. It should be natural that this is baked into the fabric of Internet-based solutions. Passport is Microsoft’s answer to this issue. The rest of the industry is making a lot of noise but no provider has come forward with this kind of service on the tap as yet.

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