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  • Blog Post: Authorisation

    (note to self, don't start writing a series of posts unless you have them all ready to publish otherwise they seem to go on forever!) eID for Governments Federation for Government Overview Identity Providers Authentication Methods Do you need strong authentication? Tokens and Claims Another post in the...
  • Blog Post: Tokens and Claims

    So where were we…. eID for Governments Federation for Government Overview Identity Providers Authentication Methods Do you need strong authentication? The last thing that we looked at was authenticating somebody at the identity provider.  If we assume that this was successful we now need to be passed...
  • Blog Post: Do you need strong authentication?

    So before I move off the authentication topic, I just wanted to put forward a question.  Do we need strong authentication for Government Online Services? The answer has to come down to ‘what am I doing online’.  I personally perform a vast amount of functions online, and many for me are more...
  • Blog Post: Authentication Methods

    One of the the primary roles of the Identity Provider is to authenticate the user that has been sent there. There are a number of long standing ways of doing this, like User ID and Password which although having some pretty basic flaws it is still in widespread use and doesn't seem to be going anywhere...
  • Blog Post: Identity Providers

    Previous Posts in this series: eID for Governments Federation for Governments Overview Identity Providers is a big topic so I am going to break it into a couple of posts. Firstly general information about Identity Providers and in my next post I am going to give some pro’s and con’s of different...
  • Blog Post: Federation for Government Overview

    (Following on from the previous post - eID for Governments ) So why federation?  I want to explore how federation works and why I think it is so well suited to Governments.  I have written these posts so they are not too technical as there is more than enough technical detail out there. ...
  • Blog Post: eID for Governments

    Citizen identity online is still one of the hardest things for a Government to get right.  In a way it is strange that it is such a problem, we have been doing ID in the physical world for thousands of years.  Some of the first ‘official’ identity documents were produced by Royal Courts so...
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