[DG-IDoT] Common identity standard

Paul Madsen pmadsen at pingidentity.com
Fri Jul 24 07:07:17 CDT 2015


was Ranjan actually asking about discovery? :-)

On 7/24/15 8:05 AM, Ingo.Friese at telekom.de wrote:
>
> Hi Ranjan,
>
> I’m not sure to have one standard way to finding things.
>
> What we discussed in the group was a kind of “Google combined with p2p 
> discovery” for things. This service might be operated by several 
> companies/communities etc. like DNS.
>
> Everything has relationships that describe things (e.g. is owned by 
> Ingo, located in Berlin, run by DT, etc.) So you can find a 
> communication endpoint for the thing itself.
>
> The beauty of a  mechanisms like this is it works for all kind of 
> protocols and all form of identifier.
>
> On top of finding things we can establish mechanisms, to authenticate, 
> to build trust etc.
>
> Best Ingo
>
> *From:*Ranjan Jain (ranjain) [mailto:ranjain at cisco.com]
> *Sent:* Donnerstag, 16. Juli 2015 20:39
> *To:* Friese, Ingo; stollman.j at gmail.com
> *Cc:* dg-idot at kantarainitiative.org
> *Subject:* Common identity standard
>
> Hey y’all,
>
> Hope everyone is doing well. Just wanted to bounce a question which 
> I’m consistently getting asked around Identity, IoT perspective. Is 
> there any industry standard in place or in works which can be used as 
> a common standard across multiple identities. What I mean by this is 
> that humans have SSN as an identity while a thermostat may have serial 
> number while a network device may have a Mac ID as their identity. So, 
> while individually they all have their own identity standard, when in 
> the IoT world, all these entities start interacting with each other, 
> how do we translate one identity into another or how will one identity 
> interact with another identity in a standards way?
>
> Thanks
>
> Ranjan
>
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