Identity

Securing one’s identity has become a critical need. Although written for a commercial audience, the referenced resources and the author’s web site references have relevance for individuals.

A recent article on O’Reilly by Phil Windley entitled Identity Management Architectures and Digital Identity provides a good overview of identity management.

The metaphor used by Mr. Windley is a familiar one to those of working in the information management industry. City planning as a model for governance topics has been used successfully in other information management arenas. Here it is referenced as a starting point for managing corporate and personal identities. The author has provided a link to his personal web site where tempate information is provided.

More interesting to me personally are the resources referenced in the article. As a recent victim of identity theft, I value the idea of protecting my personal identify. The Identity Commons, the commercial 2idi initiative have personal relevance.