Responding to Dana's views on federated identity

Responding to Dana's views on federated identity

Summary: Blog note: This is a guest column that comes to us from Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity corporation. I read with frustration a recent article posted by Dana Blankenhorn titled “Too late for federated identity

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Blog note: This is a guest column that comes to us from Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity corporation.

I read with frustration a recent article posted by Dana Blankenhorn titled “Too late for federated identity

Topic: Tech Industry

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  • Federation vs User-centric?

    Hey Andre, perhaps the key message from Dana's post is that
    Federation is not solving the problem and that a user-centric
    approach is needed? I know that is likely hard to see given that
    your firm sells federation technology, but perhaps the problem is a
    screw, not a nail, the right tool is a scredriver rather then a
    hammer?
    Dick Hardt
    • Federation, User-Centric, HEARTBEAT-ID

      Hey Dick, I agree with you about the screwdriver.
      And now the good thing: the screwdriver is there.
      The solution is so simple, that I do not understand it has not been found before. Every user has her side, like www.heartbeat-id/15, will be able to login, with OpenID, or i-names, or biometrics, and manages her SSO list, and starts her apps from there. That is it.
      Roland Sassen
      sassen