Modern Open Standards




An identity authentication, authorization or storage system must be based on modern open standards wherever possible


Identity and access management systems are complex. They contain a multitude of specialist actors, protocols, transfer, storage and exchange mechanisms that should not be built from the ground up wherever necessary.


The same criteria for building encryption and hashing systems should also be extended to identity and access management infrastructures. The protocols designed for the registration, authentication and authorization of identity data are mature, well designed, documented and supported.




Some identity standards that are applicable in this space include (but is not limited to):



A modern standard, does not necessarily apply to age, more recent community engagement and activity


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