Thursday, December 13, 2007
Links for 2007-12-13
Eric Norman asks a great question regarding Cardspace and what happens when a relying party changes its public key? I would love for Mike Jones to provide his perspective.
Anil John comments on the need to centralize authorization policies in a non-proprietary manner and references how Mark O'Neill and Vordel support this functionality. The IBM DataPower appliance also has equivalent functionality. The real question that I can't find an answer to is what does it take to get software vendors pay more attention to XACML in a bigger way?
Isn't it interesting that industry conferences still have panels regarding the concerns of CIOs but don't actually have a real-world CIO on it?
I really hate when folks talk about how enterprise architecture as practiced in large enterprises in a negative way. Especially when they are right! First companies need to determine a strategy for keeping up with their vendors. Too often the attitude is why upgrade? You just want me to spend money… In some cases this is true but is also a trap for the company. Ignore the vendor upgrades for too long and you get a heck of a technology gap and no one to blame but yourself.
The architecture of participation is something that needs to be discussed more widely and read by my fellow enterprise architects. When was the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone outside your four walls?