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 March 2021, here is the status of articles that are making their way through the BoK process:

CONCEPTS LOOKING FOR AUTHORS

The following are topics that we are actively looking for authors. If you are keen to contribute, you can select from the topics below. And if those topics aren’t one of your strengths but still interested in contributing, let us know by reaching out via the Contact Us below.

  • Articles describing the use of certificates, biometrics, and other forms of information as digital identifiers and associated challenges and benefits
  • Articles on Privilege Management – Classes of tools, common patterns, cloud vs on-prem vs hybrid, etc.
  • Articles on the considerations regarding Proofing, Binding, and Registration of digital identity
  • Articles on IAM-related security essentials (such as encryption details related to identity systems, canonicalization, high-level threat modeling, social engineering, and impersonation)
  • Even more articles on IAM-related security details (including common exploitations related to digital identity, IAMs vulnerabilities, Secret Storage best practices, etc.)
  • Articles on different common IAM architectures, specifically on-premise, hybrid, or cloud-based identity architecture, and the pros and cons of each
  • Articles that describe when and where federated identity management is appropriate. (This one would probably be easiest to break down if that question is answered for the different sectors. E-Government identity federation has different pros and cons than enterprise, which is different again from academia)

CONTENT IN DEVELOPMENT (Issue 5)

  • “Bias and Ethics in IAM Systems” – Janelle Allen and Mike Kiser
  • “Context and Identity” – André Koot, Corey Scholefield, Espen Bago
  • “Business Case for IGA” – André Koot 

CONTENT IN DEVELOPMENT (Issue 6)

  • “Words in Identity” – Espen Bago 
  • “Digital Identity for Vulnerable People” – Janelle Allen

CONTENT IN PEER REVIEW

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

  • “Access Governance”- André Koot
  • “Intro to Identity, Part 3: Selected Use Cases for Identity” – Steve Hutchinson, Jon Lehtinen
  • “Account Recovery” – Dean Saxe
  • “Customer Service Considerations for IAM” – Arynn Crow, JP Rowan

CONTENT IN BOK COMMITTEE & IDPRO BOARD REVIEW

None at this time

CONTENT THE PRINCIPAL EDITOR IS REVIEWING

  • “Federation from an Enterprise Perspective” – Patrick Lunney
  • “Policy-Based Access Control” – Mary McKee

ISSUE 4 TARGET DATES

  • 8 January 2021 – collaborative edits done; docs ready to submit for peer review
  • 14 January 2021 – peer reviews complete
  • 18 February 2021 – author and Principal Editor edits complete
  • 8 March 2021 – BoK & IDPro Board reviews complete
  • 26 March 2021 – final approval from authors 
  • 31 March 2021 – publication v4

Want to contribute to the IDPro Body of Knowledge?

Please use the below form to let us know about your proposed contribution. We will be pleased to consider your input if relevant: