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Topology fo Federation

November 23, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

While examining the key characteristics and deployment scenarios of federation, we (Ping) discovered that federations typically occur in one of three profiles.  Furthermore, we discovered that certain types of companies were more likely to engage in one type of federation than another (at least early on), and that Phase I of federation adoption, where companies engaged either as a consumer or an issuer, but not likely both at the same time, would likely give way to what is referred to within as Cross Domain federation, whereby companies engaged in both consuming and issuing identity assertions simultaneously.

This blog attempts to describe each of the three federation profiles, their characteristics and their timing. Read Entire Story….

Digital ID World Conference Presentations

November 06, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

Phil has posted nearly all of the Digital ID World 2003 Conference Presentations with audio. This is a tremendous amount of work, but it should provide those interested in identity with the most up-to-date information anywhere.

Digital ID World Magazine

July 14, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

As if we don’t already have enough work to do, Phil, Eric and I have decided to expand the Digital ID World conference into the industry magazine. Don’t miss the first issue. Subscribe Now

Catalyst 2003

July 14, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity


Spoke at The Burton Group’s Catalyst 2003 conference this past week to a group of around 1,000 people. This was Ping’s presentation on Identity Networks.  

Great Quote from Jamie Lewis of The Burton Group

June 10, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

“Federation” is the only logical way to scale things, and will become a commonly applied means of achieving the goals we defined for meta-directory services.

Taxonomy of Federated Identity

June 08, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

The following diagram illustrates a break-down of likely roles that companies will play in the identity provioning of individuals. Both enterprises and network on-ramps (such as ISPs and Wireless Operators) are likely to emerge as primary authenticators. In addition to authenticators, we’ll likely also see a classification of companies emerge which can best be called Attribute Providers, in that they will not view their role in the identity provisioning process to be one of authentication, but instead to provide identity attributes through federation. Companies like Equifax and ID Analytics will likely fall into this category.


SourceID Surpasses 1,000 Downloads

May 29, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

Financial Services, Health Care, Telecommunications & Manufacturing Lead Early Traction for Identity Federation

Denver, CO – May 27, 2003 – Ping Identity Corporation (, today announced that SourceID.Java (, the leading open source Java toolkit for enabling Liberty Alliance (Phase I) identity federation and federated single sign-on (SSO) has surpassed 1,000 downloads since first becoming available on January 20th of this year.

“We’ve witnessed a steady increase in demand for the SourceID.Java Identity Platform. We believe this to be indicative of a general increase in interest amongst companies to integrate open standards solutions which enable cross-domain security and applications such as federated single sign-on,” said Andre Durand, CEO of Ping Identity Corporation. Mr. Durand added, “A majority of the companies evaluating SourceID and Liberty federation are Global 1000 companies, many of which are have not participated in the technical standards setting efforts of the Liberty Alliance, but are now nonetheless demonstrating their interest in Liberty-enabled solutions for identity federation.”

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PingID Partners with NeuStar — New Advisors

April 11, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

NeuStar and PingID Partnership

NeuStar, Inc., the leading neutral, third party provider of mission-critical identity clearinghouse services and PingID, a leading provider of operating rules, regulations and agreements for identity interchange, today announced an alliance to provide comprehensive identity network solutions to enterprises.

PingID Adds New Advisors

Additions include former CIO for Visa Debit card processing, former CIO for the State of Utah, co-founder and former CTO of Securant Technologies and Manager of Strategic eBusiness Initiatives for the Canada Post.

Federated Identity Research

April 01, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

Aberdeen Report


Burton Group Report


Biometric Market Intelligence

Open Source becoming Preferred Platform by State CIOs

March 20, 2003 By: Andre Category: Ping Identity

Phillip Windley found this timely story on open source from CIO magazine says that 54% of the 375 CIO’s they surveyed said that open source software would be their dominant server platform.