March 5, 2008 at 9:27 AM
Hewlett Packard has decided not to continue their IDM product (I didn´t really know they had any) and Jackson Shaw (IDM Guru at Quest, former Microsoft) have in his last blog post declared Metadirectory dead since it never have and never will been internet ready... http://jacksonshaw.blogspot.com/2008/03/you-wont-have-me-to-kick-around-anymore.html
Already 2006 Jackson Shaw wrote this about Identity Management...
"is only the aspirin to the headache we have engineered for ourselves. What are we (end-users, companies, ISVs and platform vendors) doing to solve the root cause of that headache - interoperable authentication, authorization and identity protocols? Identity management is still meta-directory on steroids except we have built our house of cards even higher now."
Sad but this is a fact and the future will be "Identity 2.0" - Webb Services, OpenID, Identity Cards, CardSpace etc. The questions for the future that believe it or not is already here is how we IDM consultants should handle this, how this fits within "Enterprise Identity" and how the products we know and work with can be used with and coexist with "Identity 2.0"?