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Network Security Architectures by Sean Convery

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Chapter 9. Identity Design Considerations

 

A good name is better than precious ointment.

 
 --Ecclesiastes, 7:1
 

“Must a name mean something?” Alice asked doubtfully.

“Of course it must,” Humpty Dumpty said with a short laugh: “my name means the shape I am—and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost.”

 
 --Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, 1872

Identity is a foundation technology in secure networking. It, more than any other technology, interfaces directly with the network's users. But ...

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