Overview#Digital Context is the surrounding environment and circumstances that determine meaning of Digital Identity(s) and the Policy(s) and protocols that govern their interactions.
Digital Context has a set of zero or more Digital Identitys and would typically be identified by a ContextId.
- A set of Claims about one or more Digital Identity
- Have zero or more Identity Attributes and is a Digital Identity
- Has a schema (ontology) that describes kinds of Entities and Attributes that an instance of this Context contains.
- Has its own security and Access Control Policy
Digital Context can be nested (e.g. Organizational Entities have sub-organizations, and there are systems within an enterprise/org, etc.) or related through other means (employment/HR system vs. customer system where same person is a customer and an employee). Thus federating the Digital Identity(s) relevant to those Digital Contexts provides a Federated Identity view of a Digital Subject (or at least a partial "overall" view to those Digital Context).
Digital Context maybe abstract#Abstract Digital Context are not resolvable to a physical Context instance. These maybe configured only by relationships between Digital Identitys
Concrete Digital Context are not abstract. Some examples:
- through a network (or local)