An Identity Provider to Manage Reliable Digital Identities in SOA and the Web

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Thursday, May 06, 2010 TIME: 16:30-17:30 LOCATION: Helios


Looking at the current online world, performing transactions as online banking, online shopping or communicating in social networks has become an inherent part of life. Hereby, personal, identity-related data plays a major role, since for many activities a service provider requires details about the identity of a user.

However, does a service provider always require our true identity? Often a service provider just needs to recognize a user on repeated visits in order to offer personalized services. Only if critical transactions are involved as for example in online banking transactions a service provider has to be sure that a user’s identity matches with the real-life identity.

In her talk, Ivonne Thomas presents her experiences with an SOA-based identity management solution at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, which enables identity providers, service providers as well as end users to distinguish between verified digital identities and user-created identities (anonymous identities). At the core of the presented solution is an identity provider based on the Identity Metasystem and the notion of claims that has been extended to include trust-related identity meta information. In her talk, she shows how service providers can use this information to derive access control decisions according to the level of trust they require for a certain transaction.


Ivonne Thomas, MSc has been working in the area of identity and trust management since four years with a particular focus on web services technologies. During these years, she has been working with security experts at SAP Research in Brisbane, Australia as well as in the Security and Trust Group...


Matthew Gardiner is a Director working in the Security business unit at CA Technologies. He is a recognized industry leader in the security & Identity and Access Management (IAM) markets worldwide. He is published, blogs, and is interviewed regularly in leading industry media on a wide range...

Thomas Lenggenhager graduated in Computer Science at ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich). He joined SWITCH (the Swiss National Research and Education Network) in 1988 where he worked in the areas of messaging, network, directory and information services as well as...

Drummond Reed is co-founder and CEO of the Respect Network and co-author of the Respect Trust Framework, the first user-centric trust framework listed with the Open Identity Exchange (OIX). Drummond has served as co-chair of the OASIS XDI Technical Committee since 2004, where Privacy by Design...

Mike Schwartz is the Founder of Gluu, a security software company serving companies, governments and universities around the world. Schwartz is a domain expert in application security, authentication and API access management. The Gluu Server is one of the leading implementations of OpenID...



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