Group to examine cloud standards

OASIS Identity in the Cloud TC will develop profiles of open standards for identity deployment, provisioning and management

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the "Cloudchasers" series of podcasts hosted by noted raconteur Mathew T. Grant. This one included Ajay Sharma, the product marketing manager for identity management at Novell, and myself talking about "Identity and the enterprise cloud."

One issue that came up, and which we mostly danced around, was the issue of standards. Now we all know that there are lots of standards in identity (SAML, WS-Federation, OpenID, CardSpace, etc.) but — so far — none are perfect for the cloud. Still, work is going on.

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) has recently formed a technical committee (TC) to examine this issue, called the "Identity in the Cloud" TC.

Written by: Dave Kearns, Network World

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