I've made what I think is an important contribution to the burgeoning digital identity lexicon:
ECIM stands for Ego Centric Identity Management
The dynamics associated with ECIM are so prevalent in threaded discussions and blog posts in the digital identity community that ECIM has become a de facto standard. I have sketched out a thumbnail for the ECIM protocol by establishing base definitional terms as follows:
- Ego is participant in the ego centric model.
- Claim is statement made by an ego taking credit for an idea. A Claim can be made NotBefore and/or NotOnOrAfter
an idea becomes well known.
- Assertion is statement made by an ego either directly or indirectly suggesting the
superiority of the subject.
- Subject is always the ego.
- Asserting Party is a gathering of two or more egos to facilitate the exchange of claims and assertions. May be phyiscal or virtual.
Out of scope for ECIM:
- Message integrity
As ECIM continues to become more and more widely adopted, I encourage an extension of these terms via comments and suggestions - but if anyone asks, I made it up!