IDPro’s Body of Knowledge Publication Status

Crucial to IDPro’s mission and the future of the identity industry is a body of knowledge. It is meant to provide vendor- and technology-neutral guidance for practitioners of all tenures in all industries. The Body of Knowledge (or BoK) is currently being built by IDPro members and volunteers.

Three issues have been published to date, and all the articles can be found on the IDPro website: https://idpro.org/body-of-knowledge/ 

The BoK is a “living document.” As of August 2021, here is the status of articles that are making their way through the BoK process:

CONCEPTS LOOKING FOR AUTHORS

See our working list in GitHub: https://github.com/IDPros/bok-toc/blob/master/breakdown.md 

CONTENT IN DEVELOPMENT (Issue 6)

  • “Bias and Ethics in IAM Systems” – Janelle Allen + Mike Kiser + Arynn Crow 
  • “The Words of Identity” – Espen Bago
  • “SAML – paths not to take” – Alex Chalmers
  • “OAuth and OIDC – paths not to take” – Alex Chalmers 
  • “An Intro to PKI as relevant to IAM Practitioners” – Robert Sherwood
  • Introduction to Access Control – Refresh from Issue 2
  • Introduction to Privacy and Compliance for Consumers – Refresh from Issue 2
  • Introduction to IAM Architecture – Refresh from Issue 2

CONTENT IN PEER REVIEW

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please sign up here: https://bok.idpro.org/reviewer/ 

  • “IAM Reference Architecture Model” – George Dobbs 
  • “Cloud service authenticates via delegation – SAML” – George Dobbs
  • “Authentication and Authorization” – Mark Morowcynski and Michael Epping

CONTENT IN BOK COMMITTEE & IDPRO BOARD REVIEW

None at this time

CONTENT THE PRINCIPAL EDITOR IS REVIEWING

None at this time

ISSUE 6 TARGET DATES

  • 27 August 2021 – collaborative edits done; docs ready to submit for peer review
  • 3 September 2021 – peer reviews complete
  • 10 September 2021 – author and Principal Editor edits complete
  • 17 September 2021 – BoK Committee and IDPro Board reviews complete
  • 24 September 2021 – send list of articles, authors to marketing for an outreach campaign
  • 30 September 2021 – publication v6

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