Trust and Internet Identity Meeting Europe
2013 - 2020: Workshops and Unconference

TIIME 2015 Session 16: Cooperation of open source identity management products

Convener: Igor Farinic

Abstract:How to make it possible to integrate indentity management source from different space for costumers?

Tags: Open source


Working group.

The idea behind the product:

  • Identity eco-system, something like a marketing place to increase innovation, re-assure some revenues.
  • Developing an open source identity management tool.
  • Evolved to something we call eco-system

The basic idea is to be open-source. So it's like an alternative tool.

Describe the first steps:

  • some guidelines
  • spread the idea: more members

- similar idea

"We are trying to do it for enterprises as well"

Internet2 TIER

Missing provision capability

Most important:

  • Ideas- smaller projects cooperate together.
  • Integration between two projects?

Spherical cow group
– well connected to TIER.

"When you're sitting here you are providing very good software.

Different aspect to this.

How the customers will see this? Not only companies but the individuals as well.


Open id connector, vendors support the project. There is no point of projects joining the eco-system.

Important: promise.

Most companies are promising that we'll make it work together.

Too many combinations in different projects to test out every combination.

Initiatives such as TIER? The idea behind it and the motivation is a different one.

Provide the best open-source experience ever!

TIER- sustainable funding to keep the project going; identity management stack?

Different sustainability- small company, getting money from customers to get bugs fixed.

Common aim:  

  • Open source to work as good as possible
  • Each project working on its own but the idea is cooperation.
  • Eco-system of pieces that work together.

The TIER group can become a member of the Eco-system/group.

Q: What's the path/pattern? To branding?

A: Providing an STML.

Most of the projects are not really TIER related.