Bandit is a set of loosely-coupled components that provide consistent identity services for Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing. The Bandit project creates a community that organizes and standardizes identity-related technologies in an open way, promoting both interoperability and collaboration.
Bandit implements open standard protocols and specifications such that identity services can be constructed, accessed, and integrated from multiple identity sources. Bandit components support many authentication methods and provide user-centric credential management. On this base of a common identity model, Bandit is building additional services needed for Role Based Access Control (RBAC) and for the emission of records to verify compliance with higher level policies.
This project is developing an extensible, platform-independent, identity protocol-independent, software framework to support existing and new applications that give users more convenience, privacy and control over their identity information.
OSIS: The Open-Source Identity System
OSIS brings together many identity-related open-source projects, and synchronizes and harmonizes the construction of an interoperable identity layer for the internet from open-source parts. Its first deliverable is interoperability with Microsoft CardSpace, although OSIS also encompasses alternate technologies such as OpenID and SAML.
The purpose of Identity Commons is to support, facilitate, and promote the creation of an open identity layer for the Internet, one that maximizes control, convenience, and privacy for the individual while encouraging the development of healthy, interoperable communities.
The Identity Management Forum focuses on promoting effective, open standards-based identity management, which allows the right information to reach the right people, and is a prerequisite for enabling Boundaryless Information Flow™. The Forum members are active in a wide range of areas, from analyzing requirements to promoting best practices and education.
The Jericho Forum is an international circle of IT customer and vendor organizations dedicated to the development of open standards to enable secure and boundaryless information flows across organizations.