Andy Dale lead a great workshop on XDI for implementors yesterday. The newbies there really came away with a good understanding of XRI and XDI – how they work and how they might use them. Phil Windley came out from Utah and blogged the workshop so you can read about it if you like. We did video tape it and will get that out ASAP.
Phil Windley inquired to learn more about the XRI/XDI workshop on December 5th and this is what Andy Dale replied…
It is my intention that the afternoon provide potential implementers or implementation decision makers a very concrete idea of what they can do with i-names (XRI/XDI).
I want to let them know what they can do now and the schedule for the next pieces of the infrastructure being ready. I want them to know what people get ‘free’ with an i-name and what type of functionality they can start to provide people with i-names that no other technology will give them.
I want to paint a picture of the functional revolution that occurs when people aggregate their own data under their own control and how that lets any service provider give better service.
People should leave the workshop with an understanding that they can start to implement “Identity Centric Architecture” today and how that will benefit them and their members/customers.
On Monday December 5th in the afternoon Andy Dale is leading “deep dive” into i-names and datasharing using XRI and XDI.
The goal is to explain the technical aspects of XRI and XDI to potential techincal implementors of these open standards. Supporting single sign on, doing basic datasharing and other key elements like i-brokers. He will do this by articulating practical applications that he and others are building (See below). You will get to connect with others exploring using these standards and share information with them.
Who is Andy?
Andy builds enterprise software and within the last 8 months has been working on building enterprise quality applications using these tools. He articulates these standards with amazing clarity and has real experience.
The event begins at noon with “bring your own lunch” and the program will begin at 1 pm.
It will be at ooTao’s offices in Alameda. 3rd Floor, 1080 Marina Village Parkway.
FREE! (because we love you and want to offer a barrier free opportunity to learn more and join the community of implementors in a face-to-face way). All you have to do is RSVP to Justine [ justine.hirsch *at* ootao *dot* com] and come.
This agenda and address is on the wiki and will be updated. Please go there and ad more about what you want to learn and how this 3 hours can be of most benefit to you.
There are 3 basic levels of integration, or engagement, that are possible with the evolving social and dataweb standards:
- Single Sign On
- Publish data from your system
- Consume Data Shared from other systems
We will explore these implementations in detail by reviewing these 3 use cases:
Signing in using Single Sign on:
This use case will let us set the landscape of the basic i-name infrastructure; i-brokers, service providers, xri resolution and yadis resolution.
Publishing data from a system:
Giving someone that donates money on-line a signed record of their gift.
This use case demonstrates publishing data from a system. The data is provided to the userso that they can share it with other systems as they see fit . This shows basic XDI syntax and permissioning.
Getting email addresses from a user’s XDI profile:
This case demonstrates how to either use your existing database as an XDI cache or make XDI calls in place of conventional SQL calls.