Liaison statement from ITU-T SG 17 to IETF on Technical output of Focus Group on Identity Management (FG IdM)
|From||ITU-T SG 17|
|Response Contact||Xiaoya YANG
|Deadline||2007-12-09 Action Taken|
|Attachments||Liaison on Technical output of Focus Group on Identity Management (FG IdM)|
Study Group 17 is pleased to announce that the ITU-T Focus Group on Identity Management (FG IdM) has produced six deliverables/reports that document the work that it accomplished in fulfilment of its Terms of Reference (ToR). The FG IdM was chartered by ITU-T Study Group 17 in December 2006 and worked through September 2007. The FG IdMâ€™s ToR, scope, objectives and deliverables are available from its web site http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/studygroups/com17/fgidm/index.html using Username: â€œfgidmuseâ€? and Password â€œfgidmuse.â€? The FG IdM conducted six face-to-face meetings from December 2006 until September 2007. In addition, several teleconferences were held that served as a follow-up for actions items developed at the face-to-face meetings. In an ambitious schedule, the FG IdM was very successful in achieving its primary goals and objectives. The results of the FG IdM work are documented in the following freely available reports which can be downloaded from its web site: 1. FG IdM Report No.1: Report on Activities Completed and Proposed; http://ftp3.itu.ch/fgidm/Deliverables/0292-att-1.doc 2. FG IdM Report No.2: Overview Report on the Deliverables; http://ftp3.itu.ch/fgidm/Deliverables/0293-att-1.doc 3. FG IdM Report No.3: Report on Identity Management Ecosystem and Lexicon; http://ftp3.itu.ch/fgidm/Deliverables/0294-att-1.doc 4. FG IdM Report No.4: Report on Identity Management Use Cases and Gap Analysis; http://ftp3.itu.ch/fgidm/Deliverables/0295-att-1.doc 5. FG IdM Report No.5: Report on Requirements for Global Interoperable Identity Management; http://ftp3.itu.ch/fgidm/Deliverables/0296-att-1.doc 6. FG IdM Report No.6: Report on Identity Management Framework for Global Interoperability. http://ftp3.itu.ch/fgidm/Deliverables/0297-att-1.doc With the exception of the FG IdM Report No.6, Report on Global Interoperable IdM Framework, all of the FG IdM reports are considered completed documents. Although FG IdM Report No.6 is incomplete, it is an excellent basis for future work on a generic identity management framework that supports global harmonization and bridging of disparate IdM solutions and systems within and external to a network environment. Consequently, we plan to continue the development of this framework. Study Group 17 is using FG IdM Report No.4 as the basis for developing a new draft Recommendation X.idmgap, and FG IdM Report No.5 as the basis for a new draft Recommendation X.idmreq. Study Group 17 will also continue to up-date the lexicon. Your comments on this approach are welcomed and encouraged. We believe a consistent and structured approach needs to be taken for IdM related work to support internetworking. We expect our IdM program to leverage work being performed by organizations such as yours. We will be focusing on IdM as it will be used in telecommunication/information and communications technologies, involving topics such as: â€¢ Provision of credential, identifier, attribute, and pattern identity services with known assurance levels to all entities; â€¢ Discovery of authoritative Identify Provider resources, services, and federations; â€¢ Interoperability among authorization privilege management platforms, identity providers and provider federations, including Identity Bridge Providers; â€¢ Security and other measures for reduction of identity threats and risks, including protection of identity resources and personally identifiable information; â€¢ Auditing and compliance, including policy enforcement and protection of personally identifiable information; â€¢ Usability, Scalability, Performance, Reliability, Availability, Accounting, Internationalization, and Disaster Recovery. We encourage you to use the information provided in FG IdM Reports. Specifically, we invite you to review and comment on: 1. The Lexicon in FG IdM Report No.3, to include additional definition of terms that are needed to support your IdM activities; 2. The IdM use cases and gaps analysis in FG IdM Report No.4, to include providing additional use cases that can be used to derive requirements in your area of IdM work; 3. The generic query-response IdM architectural model used as the basis for the use case gap analysis (Section 5.2 of FG IdM Report No.4) and the requirements discussion (Section 5.1 of FG IdM Report No.5), to include suitability of this model to your area of IdM work; 4. The IdM framework components/services (Section 8.0 of FG IdM Report No.6), especially the IdM bridging function services (Section 8.14 of FG IdM Report No.6); and 5. The NGN Identity Plane concept (Section 6.4.2 of FG IdM Report No.4 and Section 5.1 of FG IdM Report No.5).