A model for identity in digital ecosystems

Mark McLaughlin, Paul Malone, Brendan Jennings

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Abstract

In digital ecosystems, where they are no central authorities or single points of failure or control, entities form dynamic relationships to facilitate transactions and knowledge sharing. These relationships are contextual, evolving and not subject to central moderation. The devolved structure of these emergent environments pose unique challenges for identity. In this paper, we build on previous work on identity in digital ecosystems by offering a closer examination of identity requirements and outlining a flexible and extensible identity model framework that uses OASIS SAML-like protocols and metadata to perform the equivalent of operations such as Single Sign-On (SSO). We also introduce an identity model software toolkit, IdentityFlow, that can be used to implement and execute identity protocols; and outline concrete use-cases for SSO protocol implementations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, DEST '09
Pages295-300
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, DEST '09 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 01 Jun 200903 Jun 2009

Publication series

Name2009 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, DEST '09

Conference

Conference2009 3rd IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies, DEST '09
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period01/06/200903/06/2009

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