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.

We are thrilled to announce that Volume 1 of the Body of Knowledge has been published!

The BoK is a “living document.” As of August 2020, 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.

(See also the draft Table of Contents which outlines the ideas we expect to cover in the BoK)

Kicking off work to consider IAM Profiles 

Expected article list for Issue 3 

  • Consolidated Terminology (updated)
  • “Access Governance” – André Koot, Lori Robinson
  • “Authentication, Authorization, and Assurance” – Mike Kiser (video)
  • “Bias in IAM Systems” – Emma Lindley and Janelle Allen
  • “Designing MFA for Humans” – Nishant Kaushik
  • “Digital Identity – Lifecycle” – Olaf Grewe, Andrew Cameron
  • “Introduction to Identity – Part 3: Scenarios” – Steve Hutchinson, Jon Lehtinen
  • “Non-human account management” – Graham Williamson, André Koot, and Jim Willeke
  • “A Peek into the Future of Decentralized Identity” – Leo Sorokin
  • “Policy-Based Access Control” – Mary McKee 

Content in Development (Issue 3)

  • Consolidated Terminology (updated)
  • “Bias in IAM Systems” – Emma Lindley and Janelle Allen
  • “Introduction to Identity – Part 3: Scenarios” – Steve Hutchinson, Jon Lehtinen
  • “Access Governance”- André Koot, Lori Robinson
  • “Policy-Based Access Control” – Mary McKee 
  • “Authentication, Authorization, and Assurance” – Mike Kiser (video)

Content in Development (Issue 4)

  • Chapter 6.5 – “CIAM: Data Privacy and Data Protection” – Clare Nelson

Content in Peer Review

  • “Non-human account management” – Graham Williamson, André Koot, and Jim Willeke
  • “Designing MFA for Humans” – Nishant Kaushik
  • “Digital Identity – Lifecycle” – Olaf Grewe, Andrew Cameron 
  • “A Peek into the Future of Decentralized Identity” – Leo Sorokin

Content the BoK Committee is reviewing

  • None at this time

Content the Principle Editor is reviewing

  • None at this time

Content with the IDPro Board

  • None at this time

Third edition targets

  • 18 September – collaborative edits done; docs ready to submit for peer review
  • 2 October – peer reviews complete
  • 9 October – author and Principal Editor edits complete
  • 18 October – BoK Committee reviews complete
  • 23 October – IDPro Board reviews complete
  • 23 October – send list of articles, authors to marketing for an outreach campaign

Target publication date for volume 1, issue 3 = 31 October 2020

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: