Next week is the Internet Identity Workshop 2006B. I first went to an IIW in October 2005 as a result of some diplomatic coercion from Dr Nadalin. It’s been an amazing series of workshops. A small, almost-militantly-informal gathering of people that talk about abstract notions of “identity”, and how to make them real. I have heard them ridiculed as “grass roots” gatherings and indicative of the “bottom up” movements in Internet identity systems. That’s the best kind. I do believe these workshops have changed the direction of identity systems and how we will interact over the Internet.
I will be attending and hope to help demo how an identity provided by an LDAP directory via Higgins (IdP and STS) can work through a Microsoft infocard client to access an open source MediaWiki — with authorization provided by a Bandit component. Multiple open source projects working together — surrounding Microsoft. Good stuff.
I hope it works.