Talk delivered by Eve Maler (@xmlgrrl), ForgeRock VP of Innovation and Emerging Technology, at the IOTA Conference on 20 October 2014:
The first couple of chapters of authorization and access control are still being written even when it comes to old-fashioned web services and newfangled APIs, never mind the Internet of Things. IoT security has needs that go way beyond the current scope of cloud and mobile challenges: super-loosely coupled, super-strong, and more. Everyone can imagine security-gone-wrong scenarios that have disastrous consequences for industrial IoT use cases. For consumer-facing IoT in healthcare, household appliances, and more, the consequences are different but no less severe, and it adds a killer requirement: privacy. How can we solve the problems of access control and privacy in a unified way, without compromise? And how can we solve the problem NOW? The OAuth-based User-Managed Access (UMA) protocol provides answers.