Thursday, November 30, 2006

Oracle announces identity governance framework

Oracle announced a project around managing the proliferation of identity information across the enterprise. They called it...wait for it...the Identity Governance Framework (IGF). Hmmm, no points for creativity here. At least it's clear.

Apparently the goal is to hand this over to a standards body like OASIS or Eclipse eventually. It also as the support of the following vendors:
  • Ping Identity
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Securent
  • CA
  • Novell
There's 2 notable absentees. IBM and Microsoft. Maybe they're taking a "wait and see" approach. After all, this might go nowhere. Stranger things have happened before.

Update 8 Feb 2007: Oracle released this to the Liberty Alliance royalty free.

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