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 April 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 2 

  • Consolidated Terminology (updated)
  • Chapter 1.2 – “Intro to Identity – Part 2: Run-time” – Pam Dingle
  • Chapter 3.1 – “Introduction to Access Control” – André Koot
  • Chapter 3.3 – “Access Governance” – André Koot
  • Chapter 4.5.1.1 – “ISO 24760 review (Part 2)” – George Dobbs
  • Chapter 4.5.7.1 – “ISO 24760 review (Part 3)” – Espen Bago
  • Chapter 6.5 – “CIAM: Introduction to Privacy” – Clare Nelson
  • Chapter 8 – “Intro to IAM Architecture” Graham Williamson, Andrew Cameron

Content in Development (Issue 2)

  • Consolidated Terminology (updated)
  • Chapter 1.2 – “Intro to Identity – Part 2: Run-time” – Pam Dingle

Content in Development (Issue 3)

  • Chapter 1.4 – “Ethics in IAM” 
  • Chapter 1.8.1 –  “Context and Identity” – André Koot
  • Chapter 1.9 – “Bias” – Emma Lindley, Janelle Allen
  • Chapter 2.3 – “Digital Identity – Lifecycle” 
  • Chapter 6.5 – “CIAM: Privacy and Consent” – Clare Nelson
  • Chapter 6.5 – “CIAM: Privacy Considerations – How to Get Started” – Clare Nelson

Content in Development (Issue 4)

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

Content in Peer Review

  • Chapter 3.1 – “Introduction to Access Control” – André Koot
  • Chapter 3.3 – “Access Governance” – André Koot
  • Chapter 6.5 – “CIAM: Introduction to Privacy” – Clare Nelson

Content the BoK Committee is reviewing

  • Chapter 4.5.1.1 – “ISO 24760 review (Part 2)” – George Dobbs – Comments due 22 May 2020

Content the Principle Editor is reviewing

  • Chapter 4.5.7.1 – “ISO 24760 review (Part 3)” 
  • Chapter 8 – “Intro to IAM Architecture” Graham Williamson, Andrew Cameron

Content with the IDPro Board

  • None at this time

Second edition targets

  • 30 April – collaborative edits done; docs ready to submit for peer review
    • Still collecting articles as of 19 May 2020
  • 15 May – peer reviews complete
  • 22 May – author and Principal Editor edits complete
  • 29 May – BoK Committee reviews complete
  • 5 June – IDPro Board reviews complete
  • 5 June – publication v2

Target publication date for volume 1, issue 2 = 15 June 2020

Published: Volume 1, Issue 1

  • Terminology (all)
  • Chapter 1.1 – “Introduction to Identity – Part 1” – Ian Glazer, Espen Bago
  • Chapter 2.2 – “Identifiers and Usernames” – Ian Glazer
  • Chapter 4.1 – “Laws Governing Identity Systems” – Tom Smedinghoff
  • Chapter 4.3.1.1 – “Introduction to the GDPR” – Andrew Cormack
  • Chapter 4.3.1.2 – “GDPR Impact on Identity and Access Management” – Andi Hindle
  • Chapter 4.5.8.4 – “ISO 24760 review (Part 1)” – Corey Scholefield
  • Chapter 10 – “Introduction to Project Management for IAM Projects” – Graham Williamson, Corey Scholefield
  • Chapter 11.1 – All Independent IAM Organization write ups

Target publication date for Volume 1, Issue 2 = 15 June 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: