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Higgins is a framework that will enable users and enterprises to integrate identity, profile, and relationship information across multiple systems. Using context providers, existing and new systems such as directories, collaboration spaces, and communications technologies (e.g. Microsoft/IBM WS-*, LDAP, email, IM, etc.) can be plugged into the Higgins framework. Applications written to the Higgins API can virtually integrate the identity, profile, and relationship information across these heterogeneous systems. A design goal is that Higgins be useful in the development of applications accessed through browsers, rich clients, and web services. Our intent is to define the Higgins framework in terms of service descriptions, messages and port types consistent with an SOA model and to develop a Java binding and implementation as an initial reference.

(Higgins is also a long-tailed Tasmanian jumping Mouse)





  • DIDW Higgins informational update meeting
    • Start time: 4:45-6:45 Tuesday Sept 12
    • Expect to attend: Mary Ruddy, Paul Trevithick, Tony Nadalin, Greg Byrd, Uppili S., Pete Rowley, Dale Olds, Joaquin Miller, Kim Cameron, Raj Nagaratnam
  • Higgins working online meeting
    • Thursday October 5 10:30-6:30 ET (tentative)
  • Higgins working F2F meeting (2 days)
    • Week of Monday November 13, tentatively in Boston


Reference Materials

  • Architecture for using the idemix Private Certificate System for Identity Federation, Jan Camenisch, Dieter Sommer, IBM Research (Version 0.6 PDF 8 pages)
  • "D3.2: Models" FIDIS, October, 2005, (PDF 74 pages). Summary: "The objective of this document is to present in a synthetic way different models of representation of a person ("person schema") that can be used in different application domains.
  • eduPerson spex
  • XRI Resolution v2.0 (PDF 74 pages)


See Also <- front page of this project

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