Following the launch of the OIX Guide to Trust Frameworks and the Guide to Proofing and Authentication comes the next instalment in the series – the OIX Guide to Proofing and Authentication Interoperability.
As the previous guide showed, there are a number of processes involved in proofing and authentication, and although they may differ in terms of when and how they are undertaken for different types of identity solution, the generic building blocks remain the same.
The Interoperability Guide uses the structure and common steps outlined in the initial guide as a basis for an approach to interoperability assessment – i.e. to assess two issues:
- To what degree do two different identity frameworks align, potentially across national borders?
- To what extent is an identity created in one framework of equivalent strength to the requirements set out in a second framework, and does it provide a comparable set of claims or attributes?
Knowing this will enable greater confidence in the use and transaction of identities between users and providers in different trust frameworks, enable digital identity mobility for consumers, and aid regulators, standard setters and the operators of trust frameworks to ensure greater alignment.
On the webinar we will:
- Explore the approach we have set out, and why we think it is appropriate.
- Discuss the conceptual underpinning, including the different aspects of interoperability and why they are each important.
- Explore the issues relating to assessing interoperability between different trust frameworks or standards, based on the generic steps set out in the proofing and authentication guide.
- Explore how an interoperability assessment of identity strength is possible, enabling identities to be assessed across different frameworks.
- Set out an assessment matrix and the key considerations for anyone seeking to understand or establish interoperability – and by so doing pave the way for a full methodology to be developed.