Category Archives: Identities

Chip to Cloud live, day 1: Opening panel on eID in Europe

This is the conference formerly known as e-Smart. Apart from changing its name, the conference has also moved from Sophia Antipolis to Nice. No more bike riding from home to conference this year. However, the new setting at Acropolis is really nice, with a lot of room. To celebrate that, I have decide to attend […]

Cloud (mis)authentication

I just read an amazing and chilling story about cloud authentication and hacking. Some guy just lost a big chunk of his digital life, because cloud authentication is not secure, or maybe even more, because cloud authentication is not enough standardized/regulated/watched. In his case (read the story, I won’t repeat it here, and it is […]

The government wants us to protect our assets

The French government has recently published a law, and some details of the application degree have led to strong reactions from the industry, including a suit by the French association of social online services. The suit is about a recent law that forces sites to retain a lot of information about their users, and to […]

Live from JavaOne: Identity for Services in the Cloud

The next talk was about Identity for Services in the Cloud, by Jiandong Guo and Symon Chang. Their focus was to promote their favorite solution, which has been around for a while, and whose objective is to clearly separate authentication from authorization using standards. Their scheme is quite classical: The client gets a SAML token […]

Here and Now !

Ajit Jaokar has published a post on Mobile Cloud Computing, in which he asks some questions about mobile computing. I found his questions very interesting, so here are my answers (I kept them short, but I will try to develop some things later): a) Is ‘mobile cloud computing’ a distinct domain in itself? Or is […]