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NSTIC - Other Hurdles

From: Anders Rundgren <anders.rundgren@telia.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:52:32 +0200
Message-ID: <4E27DAC0.7080008@telia.com>
To: "public-identity@w3.org" <public-identity@w3.org>
Establishing a vibrant market for TTP-issued credentials was pioneered by IdentTrust
back in the late 90'ties.  Essentially all of these efforts have morphed into out-
sourced identity services (and card production) to government agencies due to
the simple fact that there is no working business model.  In the "updated" model
the government agencies take the whole cost regardless if the user is a citizen or a
government employee.  Yes, it is usually the government that is the RP as well.

So if NSTIC wants to succeed they must have a more flexible way of issuing multiple
credentials rather than hoping that enterprises will pay for bank-credentials or similar.
A minor snag for these guys is that there is no such technology available, at least not
if it is going to be comparable to PIV and CAC.

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