The massively scalable identity architecture starts with large systems at 50 million users and target extra-large systems at 500 millions. Its goal is to create a virtual identity infrastructure that make transparent and seamless to both users and developers its geographical distribution. It should not only support multiple devices, but should enable them to seamlessly transfer identity information and sessions from one device to the others across multiple channels.
This effort was initiated within Kantara Initiative’s Telecommunications Work Group (TIWG) and while it is focusing on telecoms use-cases, many of the outcome should be reusable by other large scale identity users: governments, banks, web-2.0, etc. The end goal is to implement a cookbook detailed enough to enable implementation a reference architectures compliant with either its full or partial model.