It’s time I started wrapping my head around identity management again. Of immediate interest are OpenID and OpenSSO. I’ve been watching OpenID develop out of the corner of my eye, but not paying careful attention. It’s time. The buzz level has gotten too high to ignore, and despite concerns about its limitations, it’s clear that OpenID is going to be a player. I’m particularly interested in how OpenID can work as part of a larger strategy, doing its work in scenarios where it fits nicely (e.g. simple authentication), turning to more heavyweight SAML et al where necessary. As if by magic, the Sun Identity Management Buzz podcast started up again in earnest, with an episode on OpenID (with Coté!) and one on OpenSSO. And sure enough, the OpenSSO episode brings up the OpenID/OpenSSO interop question. Looking forward to more.