Identity Management Blog

Here, we will continue the playbook items list that we started in part 2.
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In a post entitled "Freedom of Choice ≠ Your Choice of Captor", Craig Burton has responded to the part of my previous post where I expressed skepticism about the "profound innovation" in the work Microsoft is doing. I want to be clear: I am not questioning the vision that Kim Cameron has started to talk about in his posts about IDMaaS (though I was bringing up a part - the governance controls - ...
Kim Cameron has a vision for where identity management is going, and he has started to lay it out in a series of blog posts, starting with this post on 'Identity Management as a Service' (where he unfortunately reopened the IDaaS vs IDMaaS acronym debate). I think most of us would agree with his statement that "Identity Management and the way it is delivered will change dramatically over the next ...
In part 1 of this 3-part article, we described the scenarios and motivation for a new approach to IAM that is required for these days.  Here we will start explaining what makes up that new playbook.
Over the past few months, I have come to realize, through empirical observation working with our clients, that the way in which Identity and Access Management (IAM) initiatives are carried forward demands a different approach from what we have seen to-date. I mean this from a holistic view: the drivers, the business justification and the expectations around what IAM should deliver to the business ...
RWW Enterprise just covered the latest update of PingFederate in an article titled It's PingFederate 6.6 Versus "Identity as a Service". I couldn't pass up the opportunity to comment on some details that made me cringe, so naturally this blog post was born. Please note that this is not about PingFederate in specific, a product I have no in-depth knowledge of. It's about identity concepts and ...
The really hot summer is finally here after a long, cold winter and a short spring – Thanks Global Warming.
After a refreshing vacation, I am back in the office this week. And on my return, I was pleasantly with some announcements made within the last few days. Here are the events in chronological order:
Last week, Frank Villavicencio (Identropy's EVP) blogged regarding the Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) market direction, and the potential for MSSPs to step in to fill the vaccuum of a trusted provider for clients in the delivery of IAM solutions. In fact, in his conclusion, he predicted: Over the next three years, IAM will shift from the traditional deployment model (buy, host, deploy and operate) ...
Or is it the reverse: Is IDaaS the future of MSSPs?  That is the question...