Interop Best Practice D

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INTEROP-BP-D. RECOMMENDED PROCESS MODELS

Entities SHOULD employ stable, published common formal models and business processes for digital identity management functions, and SHOULD use public open STANDARDS for those models and processes where such STANDARDS have been established and are appropriate for those functions.

SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE

This best practice recommends the adoption of standardized, modeled processes for digital identity management functions, so that participants in an identity ecosystem (including USERS, IDENTITY-PROVIDERS, and RELYING-PARTIES) can have reasonable and common understanding of identity exchanges being conducted among communities of interest and identity federations. This best practice and potential future requirement anticipates the standardization of these functions and processes, eventually through standard development organizations and adoption by the IDESG.

Please note, this recommendation INTEROP-BP-D seeks adoption of formal models and formally defined business processes, in contrast to the use of on-the-wire data exchange standards recommended in INTEROP-BP-B (RECOMMENDED EXCHANGE STANDARDS). For more on the distinctions among business process layers, data structure layers (in the "business operational view") and data exchange methods and formats (in the "functional service view"), see ISO/IEC 14661 (2010).

APPLIES TO ACTIVITIES

REGISTRATION, CREDENTIALING, AUTHENTICATION, AUTHORIZATION, INTERMEDIATION

KEYWORDS

ARCHITECTURE, INTEROPERABILITY, OPEN-STANDARDS, PROCESS, TRANSACTION



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