A grand unification - perhaps?

Martin Atkins mart at degeneration.co.uk
Thu Nov 10 10:21:22 PST 2005

Adrian.Blakey at kp.org wrote:
> Seems like great progress has been made in getting all the distributed 
> identify management schemes to co-operate under an interoperable 
> framework.
> Is it too much to hope that federated identity and the WS* schemes could 
> somehow be unified under the same umbrella?

If the information necessary to interact with them can be described in
terms of a set of static parameters, there's no reason why they can't be
defined as YADIS capabilities... assuming that you don't mind your
public identifier being a YADIS URL, of course.

The fundamental thing about YADIS is that it's a layer of abstraction on
top of everything else, so it's YADIS that everyone sees whatever
amazing thing is going on under the hood.

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