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Subject: RE: [id-cloud] Definitions, terminology and vocabulary for IDM inthe cloud

Hi Anil,

Such a glossary of definitions/terminology/vocabulary is a great idea and necessary.  Otherwise this group could end-up wasting too much time on well-treaded terminologies (eg. spending hours on the difference between authentication and authorization, etc).

I recommend we start by looking at existing glossaries:

(a) IETF Security glossary:  

(b) Oasis SAML Glossary:


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anil Saldhana [mailto:Anil.Saldhana@redhat.com]
> Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2010 11:48 PM
> To: id-cloud
> Subject: [id-cloud] Definitions, terminology and vocabulary for IDM in the
> cloud
> In our charter, (http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/id-cloud/charter.php)
> " The purpose of the OASIS Identity in the Cloud TC is to collect and
> harmonize definitions, terminologies and vocabulary of Cloud Computing,
> and develop profiles of open standards for identity deployment,
> provisioning and management. "
> Toward this, I think we should have a single document that will
> define/collect the terminology associated with Idm in the cloud.
> Definitions and vocabulary used by some standards organizations can be
> perceived to be Geo-centric and may not have an international
> acceptance. Oasis, being an International Standards organization, would
> be a good place to collect and harmonize the definitions/vocabulary
> associated with IDM in the cloud.
> We can publish this document along with the use cases document that will
> be prepared in due course of time.
> What are your thoughts/objections/criticism of this?
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