If you have arrived here directly, then please go back and start at part 1 - after all, in the Identity world context is everything! [sorry for the identity in-joke].
Part Three - Consuming attributes and understanding persona to derive context
- In person, grey hair, probably OK, no further attribute required
- In person, entering bar, Chicago, grey hair, mandatory photo ID (with date-of-birth) required
- In person, UK, look under 25, photo ID with DoB probably required
- Over the Internet; some countries, no problems, just buy it!
- Over the Internet; in country, with country specific ID, you stand a chance
- Over the Internet; without being enrolled in “their” age verification system, probably not
- We need to understand who is truly authoritative for the attribute I am asserting. In my case the UK Government, thus there are generally two authoritative documents issued by the UK Government generally acceptable as they have both photo and date-of-birth; namely my UK Driving Licence and my Passport.
- Because of international treaties, my passport generally works globally, and my driving licence less so.
- I say that because I was at a US conference where a booth was showing their tech that enrolled you into their identity verification system, validating your age via your driving licence, so I gave them my UK licence and was told - “Oh no, this only work on new US ‘strong’ driving licences”.
- Had I managed to enrol my UK Driving Licence into their system, then asserting my identity via that US service in the UK is probably a complete waste of time, as a UK supplier will not recognise it at all, and certainly not as authoritative.
- In fact, even the big UK banks, which generally are fairly “joined up” and consistent, will not accept each other's assertions for KYC (know your customer) checks.
- Our corporate account is with Barclays, obviously with full KYC checks. As a trustee on my late-Father’s trust for his grandchildren would Halifax accept this? - of course not; despite both being British high-street banks, subject to the same UK banking regulations – Halifax required that I turn up in-branch with passport, proof of address etc. - all so a very junior employee could take photo-copies of them.
- Is over 18 AND IF in USA over 21 - signed by relevant government
- Will pay for it, signed by VISA OR MasterCard OR Amex OR PayPal
- Have valid delivery address signed by relevant Post Office AND not a prohibited country