Thursday, July 7, 2011

User Managed Access

You maybe wondering: what is the big deal about UMA?   Well, it is the answer to control over your data and privacy concerns many users have in the form of an internet protocol.  The protocol allows for the implementation of Authorization Managers that give you the ability to control your data at any host that is UMA enabled. Anyone (service or person) attempting to access your protected data will have to interact with the Authorization Manager before getting access.  The beauty of creating a protocol for such interactions is that it allows for a marketplace for the best implementations of the protocol.  User experience, usability, privacy and security will be the measure of the best players at protecting your data.  With UMA you are in control!

The internet draft recommendation contributed to the IETF is an important milestone and just the beginning of many things to come...

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