Identities are not things.

But things do have an identity.

Managing 'any thing' in today's interconnected world of devices, cars, estates and other entities requires a similiar approach as what we have known as 'Identity and Access Management'. But focussing on the concept of 'identity' is not enough.
It requires a consistent re-orientation and adjustment of currently used technologies and methods to meet the new challenges.

For more than a decade, WedaCon is dedicated to relational identity management.
Today, we are convinced that relationship management which claims to work on a bigger scale needs to be driven by a relationship management system which is truly 'smart' enough to deal with any type of entitiy, providing real intelligence based on knowledge and semantically organized information and linked data.

Things vs. Strings

A string is a string: it only ‚means‘ something to the observing instance if the string itself is known. In a semantic environment, a string is stored as ‚something‘ linked to another entity. This entity can further be described in ontologies, providing additional details about the type of the entity linked.

Microservices vs. Monoliths

Modern system architectures and development methods use slim processes; with short, iterative cyles and constant improvements of the implemented elements. This approach mostly has not arrived in the IAM/IAG world yet. The large monolithic systems we are facing today do not really allow for agile methods. WedaCon‘s Microservices consequently avoids these monoliths.

Predicates vs. Attributes

Attributes, either pure or in their relational variant, are commonly used to further describe digital identities. But attributes lack depth and profundity. Using properties and predicates, a relation can provide a more complete picture on what being linked to each other, allowing new, automatically generated knowledge and rich contextual meaning.