[Dave Birch] In a recent meeting, a client remarked that their customer had expressed an interest in purchasing an identity management solution but had been quite unable to articulate what an identity management solution might do, or even what problem it might fix. This reminded me that a while ago Digital ID World pointed me to an article by Paul Murphy
noting out that one of the basic issues with identity management is the interpretation of the words used (mainly "identity" and "management"). What an excellent precis of the current situation.
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Here’s one model: identity management is about two things. Identity, by which I mean the digital identities that link the virtual identities stored in computer systems and the real identities they relate to. Management, by which I mean the "triple A": administration, access and audit of digital identities. Is this too simplistic?