Consumer Centric Identity

The Expanding Universe of Customer Identity Access Management

Avoco has been working in the field of identity management for about 8 years now. Our history, however, was much more in the area of information security. We originated in the encryption/rights management space, seeing identity originally as a means to an end – access control.   We moved over to full-time Identity Access Management…
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The Road to APIness in Customer Identity

Using some conservatism in the timescale, I’d say in the last 5 years the Identity Access Management (IAM) scene has seen some major changes. We have gone from the closed Directory type environments, which were (fairly) straightforward when on-boarding users, to mass adopted open consumer systems, with the type of demographic, UX designers dread. It…
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The Thorny Issue of Verifying Humans

The old adage, by Peter Steiner of the New Yorker “on the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” has never been truer. As an organization, trying to build an identity system for external users you need to know who you are dealing with. But proving that you are, who you say you are…in an online…
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