CloudFest 2020 is still several months away (don’t worry, registration opens soon) but you can still stay engaged with the latest developments in the Cloud industry. Start by hitting up one of our partner conferences, the 2019 ID4me Summit in Madrid, and explore the future of democratic identity services.
ID4me is a not-for-profit group of ISPs, developers, and other Cloud professionals seeking to provide users with open and internationally available identity services that adhere to security and data protection standards, while promoting user choice and avoiding identity lock-ins. Openness isn’t a guaranteed future for the internet, but it’s a possible future if it’s fought for and maintained.
ID4me Summit takes place October 17-18 at the Palacio Neptuno and Vincci Soho in the heart of Madrid, and registration is free.
ID4me: Evolution of a Standard
Alexander Schwertner, Domain Industry Consultant at ID4me, and Pawel Kowalik, Head of Product Owners Domains at 1&1 IONOS demonstrated ID4me at a CloudFest bootcamp earlier this year. During the CloudFest 2019 Hackathon, hackathon, the ID4me identity service was successfully implemented in 11 different integrations—including WordPress, which rolled out the ID4me sign-on plugin just this month, and more will be presented at the event in Madrid. For the user, using ID4me is similar to signing into a website or service with Facebook, Gmail, or Twitter.
The open ID4me protocol is domain-based, using the DNS as its underlying identifier technology, combining it with the OpenID Connect and OAuth standards into a unique and widely-adoptable solution. ID4me is supported by organizations such as the Association of the Internet Industry, the Domain Name Association, and the i2Coalition.
As Chairman Andreas Gauger, a pioneer in the hosting industry pointed out at CloudFest: „This is the opportunity for us as an industry to create a global standard for digital identity.”