The following white papers provide an in-depth understanding of OIX and the unique role it plays in online trust infrastructure.
PDF (10 pages - 725KB). This report has been prepared by the Open Identity Exchange (OIX) Advisory Board in response to a request from OIX Chair Don Thibeau for an initial review of the proposed NSTIC Steering Group from a "governance” perspective, to identify possible issues, challenges, structures, and solutions along the path forward as it is currently contemplated.
PDF (38 pages - 361KB). This preliminary 'redline' discussion draft has been prepared by OIX as a discussion draft, based on the SCIPGB and SCIP Charter that was prepared for the National Institute of Standards and Technology by EnerNex Corporation
PDF (7 pages - 143KB). This white paper provides Trust Framework Requirements and Guidelines. This document sets forth the requirements for any trust framework specification that will be administered by OIX.
PDF (22 pages - 1943KB). The explosive growth of social networks has created an entire social layer for the Internet, changing its very role in society. This white paper explores the emergence of the next layer: the personal network. It explains the legal and economic reasons personal networks differ from social networks and introduces the Respect Trust Framework, the first trust framework designed expressly for personal data.
PDF (7 pages - 336KB).During 2011, Criterion Systems, Inc. (“Criterion”) partners, Google and ID Dataweb (IDW), designed, developed and open-sourced software code to support cloud-based web services based on emerging standards like OAuth, OpenID and SAML to enable the data flows for Identity Providers (IDPs), Relying Parties (RPs), Attribute Providers (APs) and users. This is a global online ecosystem or marketplace that is federated, interoperable, secure, and allows users to control the sharing of their reliable identity attribute information with service providers who wish to utilize them.
PDF (12 pages - 343KB). This white paper introduces OIX as a solution for Internet-scale identity assurance. It starts by summarizing the underlying Open Identity Trust Framework model on which OIX is based. It then covers the structure and operation of OIX itself, and how members qualify for certification listings for specific trust frameworks at specific levels of assurance and protection. It provides several example OIX trust frameworks both in operation and development, and concludes by examining how OIX is designed to produce a “race to the top” in online identity policy standards.