Thought of the Day: Single-Sign Off

Lots of folks have looked at integrating online identities, and there are various types of "single sign-on" (cite) systems around.  Thought experiment for today:  what would single sign-off look like?  In other words, what would happen if an individual had the ability to conceptually "unplug" from the Network?

4 Replies to “Thought of the Day: Single-Sign Off”

  1. It would look like an obituary. One ought to write one’s own obituary and leave instructions for the “online executor” to implement the single signoff upon your death.

    I know that’s not what you mean, but that’s a uniform way of unplugging.

  2. Ditto – I swear I have a draft post on this – I actually think it is single-manage. When I travel I have to go thru a million systems to manage how data is pushed to me – too complex!

  3. One more reason to be excited about the rise of cloud computing and Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol enabled apps (e.g. Google Wave, Novell Pulse, Sun Convergence, …): the “NOT present” aspect of XMPP.

    Who needs SSO when federated XMPP is widespread? You’re either “on the bus or off the bus” (Ken Kesey). 🙂

    Am I missing something?

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