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Digital Identity

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The rise of network-based, automated services in the past decade has definitely changed the way businesses operate, but not always for the better. Offering services, conducting transactions and moving data on the Web opens new opportunities, but many CTOs and CIOs are more concerned with the risks. Like the rulers of medieval cities, they've adopted a siege mentality, ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 8th 2005 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2005)
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Aug 30, 2012 Hilary rated it really liked it
Anyone dealing with digital identities should read this, whether your angle is identity management, security or just casual interest in what's affecting *yours*. It's not for the true expert - if you're already an expert in your field, you'll know most of this already, but will probably find a couple of nuggets along the way - but ideal for someone moving into a new field or wanting a better grounding in their existing one.
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Mar 01, 2015 Bill Nelson rated it it was amazing
This is a clear, concise, and easy to read book on IDM and DRM. I recommend it HIGHLY to anyone who wants an overview of IDM and its roots in the X.500 space. While Digital Identity does not specifically address certain concepts such as roles management, it is an essential resource for anyone’s library of identity management books. I understand that this book is now out of print; this is unfortunate as I was looking forward to a 2nd edition.
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Jun 12, 2012 Matt Pollicove rated it really liked it
An excellent overview of how Digital Identity works. A good first step in understanding how IdM works. Showing it's age a little though. Needs to be updated to take into account the "Cloud" and Compliance models.
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Feb 10, 2010 Binary Blogger rated it did not like it
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Pretty poor and slanted book about Identity Management. Seems like the author couldn't figure out how to implement it fully in the enterprises he was a part of.

Its an OK read for those who have no idea what IdM is, but anyone that has a clue just avoid it.
May 27, 2011 EOB rated it really liked it
A solid "yellow book" HL primer that effectively bridges old-school IAM approaches & terminology with more contemporary user & consumer-centric Webby approaches. Not that contemporary, though: given recent pace of innovation in claims-based and portable ID, it's already showing some age.
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Phil Windley is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Kynetx. Kynetx provide a cloud-based application platform that is uniquely architected to use events, personal data, and APIs to create social products and services. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses on reputation, digital identity, large-scale system design, and ...more
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