Enterprise Identity Architects Charter

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Enterprise Identity Architects


A forum in which enterprise identity architects can collaborate to address enterprise identity management issues and learn from each other. The agenda is driven by user companies/organizations rather than vendor companies; although vendors' internal IT organizations are encouraged to participate.


Membership is open to all enterprise identity architects and related functions. The group intends to remain vendor-neutral, although vendors' internal IT organizations are encouraged to participate. Vendors' product organizations may be invited to participate on a temporary basis when deemed appropriate by the user organizations.


The group holds in-person meetings in conjunction with IIW events (twice each year). The group operates a mailing list and space on the wiki (see link below). Conference calls will be arranged as needed.

An idea for meetings: Host five one-hour sessions at IIW as follows:

  1. Monday - A business and orientation session. Business might include determining the community stewards, working on the charter, etc.
  2. Tuesday 10:00-11:00 (second session of the day)
  3. Tuesday 1:00-2:00 (fourth session of the day)
  4. Tuesday 3:00-4:00 (sixth session of the day)
  5. Wednesday 10:00-11:00 (second session of the day)

Try to schedule sessions into every other hour, rather than bunching them all together. This way people would be able to more fully participate in the rest of the conference. Each session should be designed to be valuable to enterprise architects. Following is a non-exhaustive list of session ideas:

  1. Invite vendors to present on a topic of interest to the membership.
  2. Member organizations can share use cases of general interest.
  3. Member organizations can share ideas about what should go into their respective organization's identity roadmap.
  4. Work meeting to produce some agreed-upon deliverable.
  5. Invite a subject matter expert to present on a topic of interest to the membership. IIW attendance generally includes representatives of Internet 2, Burton Group, Liberty Alliance, open source Higgins, Pamela Project. Experts on social networking, infoCards, and privacy attorneys also attend IIW. There's plenty of resources to draw on that would make very interesting sessions with an enterprise focus.

Requirements of Participation and How to Join

See principles.

Licenses and/or Restrictions on Usage of Work Product

No intellectual property statement is being made at this time. Participants are strongly encouraged, however, to only convey information that is freely distributable, otherwise the purpose of learning from each other cannot be met.

Current Deliverables and Milestones

  1. Establish mailing list and wiki
  2. Invite potential participants
  3. Decide on operating mode and stewards
  4. Work on charter
  5. Begin planning sessions for IIW 2008B

Current Meeting Schedule

Enterprise oriented sessions will be planned for each IIW event. The next event is Nov 10-12, 2008, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA.

Current Membership

Marty Schleiff, Boeing

RL "Bob" Morgan, University of Washington

Current Stewards Council Representative and Alternate

  • Initial steward: Marty Schleiff
  • Alternate: tbd

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