Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Identity Experience Index

We need something like this for identity.

The 'Identity Experience Index' would be calculated by factoring in the client's
  • processor speed
  • connectivity
  • availability of selectors
  • UI constraints
  • existing authentication sessions
At any one time, the right identity mechanism would be chosen based on the IEI.

For instance, if I'm trying to purchase some Senators merchandise at a hockey game with my mobile phone, but I get no signal, then the low connectivity value would dictate either a personal information card or a Liberty Advanced Client type interaction.

I will not rest until we have 3 layers of identity selection happening on the client

1) select an information card
2) select an information card selector
3) select an identity mechanism/protocol


Brad Tumy said...

So, now Identity Management can be used as a signal booster for a mobile with "no signal"?? awesome ... I can't wait for this to be available on my blackberry! ;-)

Paul Madsen said...

Brad, some identity operations are not dependent on real-time connectivity to an identity provider

'good things' can still happen

That, or you can build a signal boosting antenna out of your drivers license and aluminum foil

your pick